Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Spores 11-16 um including the spines (scale in photo: 10 divisions = 13.56 um). Spines 1.4 – 2.5 um long. Top of fruiting body smooth and very thin, less than 1 mm to the gleba. Sides and bottom with small brownish scales that are not raised or embossed.
Odor strong and pungent. Has a unique smell that is unidentifiable, but nauseating.
No evidence of staining when bruised.
Robert Ramsey and Ian Gibson. 2003. Trial field key to the species of SCLERODERMATACEAE in the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Key Council.
Sims, Karen, Roy Watling and Peter Jeferies. 1995. A Revised Key to the Genus
Scleroderma. Mycotaxon 56: 403-420.