Observation 151114: Rhizopogon rubescens (Tul. & C. Tul.) Tul. & C. Tul.
When: 2013-11-03
No herbarium specimen

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Rhizopogons are closely related to Suillus and other Boletaceae.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-04 23:31:30 ACDT (+1030)

Only the tubes remain. In Rhizopogons, the tubes have been convoluted, smashed, mashed, and otherwise distorted so that they form a mass of chambers inside the gleba. Remaining tube chambers are called locules. Spores form inside the chambers.

Locules?
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-11-04 17:51:19 ACDT (+1030)

Yes, Daniel, the gleba had a spongy (porous/honeycomb) texture — i.e., it had holes. The texture was fairly homogenous. Than can be seen be rotating the cross-section such that the rays of ceiling light are almost parallel to it. Let me know if you are interested in these samples.

Rhizopogon rubescens
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-04 17:08:00 ACDT (+1030)

a reasonable possibility. But I don’t see, even at full size, any locules in the gleba. Was this spongy textured? Did it have holes visible in the gleba?

Another feature that has me puzzled: I see pink in the peridium, not the red-staining so commonly reported in R. rubescens.

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