Observation 149706: Rhizopogon vinicolor A.H. Sm.
When: 2013-10-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Abundant in 9 square yard area, under old-growth Douglas-fir.

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In situ, with grocery bag nearby.
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Black and white peridium, gleba loculate, locules vinaceous blue, brown, white, tan, rose.
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In hand after harvesting, peridium staining blue-black immedately; rest of peridium ochraceous to off-white.
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Another sliced specimen showing blue-black gleba and peridium.
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In situ.
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Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi

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According to James Trappe
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-23 18:03:41 PDT (-0700)

Rhizopogon vinicolor is the most collected Rhizopogon in western Oregon and Washington, with Douglas-fir. The vinaceous staining is distinctive.

Sporocarps are often partially epigeous, sometimes completely hypogeous, and often partially exposed by animal predation. This grouping was first found by looking for surface sporocarps exposed by animals (squirrels, voles, etc).

Created: 2013-10-23 17:59:07 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-10-23 18:00:08 PDT (-0700)
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