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.
Texture of peridium is felty, color is white, maturing to orange of yellow-orange.
The largest specimen.
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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