Observation 48145: Scleroderma Pers.

When: 2010-07-03

Collection location: Mille Roches Island, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan M

No specimen available

Unknown ball like mushroom found on the ground (aroung 2-3 cm)

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:55 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘mille roches island ontario’ to ‘Mille Roches Island, Ontario, Canada’

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I can confirm it is a Scleroderma
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-06 12:51:50 PDT (-0700)

but very young and probably immature. The internal veins of the gleba are honey-comb like. Many Scleroderma have distinctive thick sterile bases, often with abundant rhizomorphs, which can stain or bruise a different color when sliced. But it is necessary to dig them for that sort of observation. The base often breaks off, often including a portion of the peridium. So, without mature spores and without the sterile base, I think Scleroderma is a fine name for this observation.

It can take several weeks or even months for Scleroderma to mature, and often they don’t even start to grow in my area until the temperature exceeds 85 degrees F. So maybe tomorrow I will start finding some. Very cool this year, and temperatures today may reach 85, but with 95 forecase tomorrow.

I didn,t have a knife with me
By: Jonathan M
2010-07-06 05:59:49 PDT (-0700)

but thank you darv!

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-07-05 19:06:25 PDT (-0700)

Very cool. It looks like it was broken open instead of cut by a knife. This left the locules whole and gives a 3-D view of them. It does look like a young Scleroderma.

Created: 2010-07-05 17:40:26 PDT (-0700)
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