Observation 10049: Rhizopogon occidentalis Zeller & C.W. Dodge

When: 2001-11-05

Collection location: Cape Lookout State Park, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

How to find a truffle: 1) look for partially eaten remains; or 2-4) look for mushrumps: humps in the soil where truffles are forming underground. Sometimes they’ve already partially above ground. This is what I call the Banana Truffle. It is edible, and it’s also wonderful for innoculating large numbers of trees with mycorrhizal fungi. A single average-sized sporocarp (1.5 inches diameter) will innoculate several square miles of seedling trees at 500 trees per acre and 640 acres per square mile.

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