Scleroderma verrucosum
Scleroderma verrucosum detail
Cross section of CS147
Scleroderma verrucosum
Spores
Spores
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Scleroderma verrucosum (Bull.) Pers., 1801
Description: Medium sized fruiting body, on soil amongst moss close to Quercus and Laurus trees, solitary to scattered, in different stages of maturity.
Fruiting body: Roughly rounded in shape with stipe-like rooting rhizoids often fused together, base colour a golden-brown with brown areas evenly distributed on surface, soft and tearing near the top; diameter 25-40mm.
Gleba: Pale brown, tough, thin near the top (<1mm) but thicker at the base (>1.5mm).
Spore mass: Dark brownish to greyish black.
Colour tests:
KOH - slight yellowing;

Microscopy:
Rhizoids: Hyphae with encrusting pigmentation.
Spores: Globose, dark brown to almost black, with large warts; 9.4-14.0µm x 9.1-12.3µm, Q=0.96-1.14, Qm=1.04
CS147 Buskett (23/11/10)
Spores
Links:
Index Fungorum
FungalPunkNature
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CS147 Detail
CS147 Cross-section
CS147A Buskett (4/12/10)
Spores at different focus
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