Observation 296865: Scleroderma Pers.

Notes:
Found essentially in the sand, about 1oo feet up from the Pend’Orielle River,
July 5, 2017.

These hypogeous fungi were only 2-4 cm deep and were in the vicinity of Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum), Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), False Solomons Seal (Maianthemum racemosum), Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens), grand Fir (Abies grandis), Doug Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa).

The sporocarps were quite firm and had a typical “mushroomy odor”. There was slight yellow bruising in the peridium upon cross sectioning. The gleba was firm and spongey, but I wonder if it does not powderize once fully mature.

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Proposed Names

-56% (1)
Recognized by sight: peridium too thick and gleba probably too dark though some Rhizopogon spp have gray brown gleba
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: some are hypogeous, see S. hypogaeum

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