When: 2018-06-11

Collection location: Tierrasanta, San Diego, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cindy Trubovitz (Trubo)

Specimen available

A group of 3 exposed in my back yard with duff of Ficus, Podocarpus, and small Strawberry Tree. Thick peridium (2-3 mm) that turned red when sliced. Large one, 3 cm across, has small root-like structure. Medium size one, 2 cm, has a mycelial mat. Third one, 1.5 cm across. Spore morphology seemed to key out to S. albidum but could not find online pictures for comparison for this species.


cut surface turned white to reddish.
1000X, water

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Used references: Scleroderma key Mushroom Expert.com
Based on microscopic features: I interpreted spores as not reticulate with blunt spines

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