Observation 128481: Rhizopogon colossus

When: 2013-02-13

Collection location: Tustin, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)

No specimen available

Notes: In old dirt and gravel residential driveway. 25’ to 30’ from mature three needle pine tree. Same location as Collection of same #123525 and “Tulostoma” in collection #123522.
This one has fruited (at least) in Dec., Feb. and March, pushing up through very compacted driveway, with 8 fruiting bodies visible at surface today
They stink badly, even when firm and fresh.
Connected to soil by several short rizomorphs.

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Used references: Smith, Smith & Weber, How to Know the Non-Gilled Mushrooms. Originally from Lodgepole pine stands, but stands of Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine possible as well. Odor is distinctive and off-putting, of rank old socks.

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