Observation 171668: Pisolithus Alb. & Schwein.

When: 2014-07-29

Collection location: Verano Place, UC Irvine, Irvine, California, USA [Click for map]

33.6472° -117.8329°

Who: Adriana (adrilu)

No specimen available



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Pisolithus associated with Eucalyptus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-30 02:02:04 EDT (-0400)

are probably different from native Pisolithus, Adriana. No one knows for certain yet. But there are number of Pisolithus from Australia that may have hitchiked a ride on the roots of trees to California. Or, there are different species of CA Pisolithus associated just with Eucalyptus.

There are also other Pisolithus from Africa that are not often found in the US. Those Pisolithus are typically mycorrhizal with Acacia and other African trees.

In that case, definiteley yes. There are many large eucaliptus around the area
By: Adriana (adrilu)
2014-07-30 00:16:17 EDT (-0400)
A concrete path is not an impediment to
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-29 20:17:48 EDT (-0400)

mycorrhizal fungi. If the Eucalyptus was 60 feet tall, the mycorrhizal fungi associated with the roots could easily reach 60 feet away from the tree in all directions.

There are some eucalyptus but the mushroom was growing next to another plant
By: Adriana (adrilu)
2014-07-29 18:59:44 EDT (-0400)

There are some eucalyptus across the garden (it’s separated by a concrete path though). However I found the mushroom next to a bush of a plant that I do not recognize.

Were eucalyptus nearby, Adriana?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-29 17:43:28 EDT (-0400)

This one may be mycorrhizal just with eucalyptus.

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