Observation 46586: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2010-06-10

Collection location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Lord Mayonnaise

No specimen available

It can bounce!!!



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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: If this were found in Oregon, I’d have no problem with a Scleroderma identification. But I haven’t done any searching in Australia. Scleroderma are also known as “Pigskin Poison Puffballs”, have sterile bases, thick peridium (outer skin) that often bruise or stain colors when sliced; and marbled purple with white or yellow veins when immature. Mature specimens will have a powdery interior. Sclerodermas are typically erumpent (above ground) and found with many tree and plant species. This collection does not resemble any Scleroderma species I currently know.

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