Observation 137776: Gautieria monticola Harkn.

When: 2013-06-08

Collection location: Eldorado National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

collected by Mike McCurdy. His macro photos are here:

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SEM photos courtesy of Peter Werner at Merritt College, Oakland.
Gautiera monticola.jpg
Light Microscope, 1000x in water.
Gautiera monticola.jpg
Chambers within the mushroom interior (gleba) contain spores.
Photo taken through dissecting scope.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: this is a good match, both micro and macro, for the G. monticola description in the Trappe book. There may be some cryptic species involved in this group.
Used references: “Truffles of North America”
Based on microscopic features: spores elliptical to limoniforme, thick-walled, longitudinally ridged.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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