Observation 147088: Truncocolumella citrina Zeller

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While usually Truncocolumella is hypogeous (underground), todays specimens were often visible as epigeous (above ground). This is in situ.
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Texture of peridium is felty, color is white, maturing to orange of yellow-orange.
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The largest specimen.
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Diagnostically, Truncocolumella has a columella (a stem-like structure on the inside of the gleba), dark loculate area, becoming grayish in maturity, then deliquescing like Coprinus mushrooms into a gooey mass of spores and flavor. Stick your finger in the goo, and your mouth is assaulted by licori...

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Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi.

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Created: 2013-10-02 15:46:11 PDT (-0700)
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