Observation 102454: Rhizopogon vinicolor A.H. Sm.

Herbarium Specimen: UBC F25538

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-28 22:37:17 CDT (-0400)

This specimen seems to be mostly immature yet, but still mature enough to get to a species easily. The peridium stains pinkish to reddish when bruised or cut (but only the peridium). Species goes through several color changes on its way to maturity: white, off-white, yellowish-white, yellow-buff, buff, brown, cinnamon-brown. According to Field Guide to North American Truffles your spore measurements are perfectly in accord: 5.5-8 × 3-4.5 microns. When slightly more mature, the gleba especially near the peridium, will stain a curious reddish-blue color, i.e. vinicolor, or wine-colored. One of the most common of our Cascades Rhizopogons.

Created: 2012-07-22 20:05:59 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-08-28 22:37:32 CDT (-0400)
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