Observation 98840: Scleroderma citrinum Pers.

When: 2012-07-01

Collection location: Trail 173, Cherokee National Forest, Monroe Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.3217° -84.169° 457m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

Found on the ground, on mossbed (possibly on burried wood).



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Used references: Mushroom Expert Key. Only one possibility. Peridium does not appear yellowish, a prerequisite for S. citrinum. But final determination depends on height of the pyramidal scales.

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It is a Scleroderma.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-01 21:48:54 EDT (-0400)

But which one of the scaley peridium Sclerodermas? Probably not S. citrinum, as there does not appear to be much yellow on the peridium, citrine-like. Too young for most photos of S. texense, which turns brown and splits Geaster-like into rays. But might possibly be S. echinatum, depending on how tall the pyramidal warts on the peridium are.

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