Observation 25979: Scleroderma laeve Lloyd

When: 2009-09-29

Collection location: Aptos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available



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By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-09-30 20:50:00 CDT (-0400)

that fragment is cause I tried to tear it an it wouldnt budge, so I squeezed it as hard as I could and it exploded all over the place, definitely hard as a rock.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-30 15:02:51 CDT (-0400)

What kind of tree roots are in the background? Were the fungi hard, or more like tough puffballs? If they felt like hard little superballs, they are likely S. laeve. If like tough little puffballs that give some when squeezed, then S. areolatum. S. cepa usually is larger than 1.5 inches diameter with a much thicker peridium.

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-09-30 13:45:54 CDT (-0400)

large? these were small, like the size of a quarter.

S. cepa or S. laeve
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-30 11:57:46 CDT (-0400)

Don’t see pink in the peridium. Looks large and hard. According to Arora S. laeve is probably the most common species in your area.

Created: 2009-09-29 20:57:45 CDT (-0400)
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