Scleroderma cepa identification

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Scleroderma cepa (Vaill.) Pers. Fruit body 1.5-9cm across, subglobose, flattened, or lobed; no stem or almost none, attached by a thick mass of tough, hairy mycelium. Peridium (outer skin) 1-3mm thick; when fresh, hard, quite tough; white in cross-section, becoming reddish or pinkish brown when cut. Surface whitish when young, becoming straw-colored to yellowish brown or leather brown, turning deep pinky-brown if rubbed; smooth becoming very finely cracked and scaly, especially on the top where exposed to light. Spore mass white and firm when young, soon becoming black or purple-black, then paler or browner and powdery. Odor none. Spores globose, spiny but not reticulate, 7-10 x 7-10-. Habitat singly, scattered, or in groups under deciduous and coniferous trees in woods, in gardens, and along roadsides. Common. Found widely distributed in North America. Season July-October. Poisonous.

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More info about Scleroderma cepa mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Found in fields
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Red or redish or pink
Normal size:
North America
Flesh discolours when cut
bruised or damaged
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:42:57

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