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Scleroderma sp.

Scleroderma at suppressed

Scleroderma sp. at suppressed - 12 Apr 2022
Scleroderma sp. at suppressed - 12 Apr 2022
Scleroderma sp. at suppressed - 12 Apr 2022
Scleroderma sp. at suppressed - 12 Apr 2022
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Identification history

Scleroderma sp. 13 Apr 2022 Heino1
Unidentified 12 Apr 2022 TmacPictures

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Not sure if it a type of fungi, but was under the pictured whatever grass type, attached to its below ground roots, along with that tiny 3mm-5mm red berry looking thing. The plain fungi looking thing was about 2-3cm, one pic shows the inside, broken in half, & felt like a squishy mushroom. Is it likely related to the little red berry looking thing? Is it part of that grass root? or totally separate thing just entangled in the roots?

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Heino1 wrote:
   13 Apr 2022
The yellow, squishy thing is the Scleroderma. As the powdery spores mature the inside gets softer and, when mature, the outer skin splits cracks to expose the powdery mass of spores to dispersal by wind. The little red berry looking thing is something different, perhaps fungal, perhaps not. Can't tell.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 2 Abundance
  • 12 Apr 2022 04:00 PM Recorded on
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