Observation 167101: Gymnomyces abietis (Trappe and Castellano)

When: 2014-06-10

Collection location: MP 14.5 E. Larch Mountain Rd., Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Notes:
Gymnomyces, found in grove of Noble fir at entrance to parking lot. Animal had already predated on. Found underground about 1 inch. Peridium orange, spherical, somewhat knobby. Odor: mostly of soil, but subtly sharp and acidic.

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In situ. With Avalanche lily and seedling strawberry.
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Close-up, in situ.
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Gleba white, with orange near peridium.
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Fungus in hand.
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Side-view of fungus, showing knobby peridium.
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Recognized by sight
57% (1)
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Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi, by Trappe, Evans and Trappe. Reported from Aug-Dec in montane habitat. This was found at 3900’, and the only possible host (trunk 2 feet away) was Noble fir, within a Noble fir copse. No other tree species present at this site.

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