Observation 172030: Rhizopogon Fr. & Nordholm

When: 2014-07-15

Collection location: Woods Lake, Alpine Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)

No specimen available

Found in pure stand of Tsuga mertensiana. No odor or taste.

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Under mountain hemlock,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-01 11:25:08 PDT (-0700)

hard to get much of any light. I’d say you did good, christopher!

8200 feet! We start seeing mountain hemlock about 3500 feet elevation on Mount Hood, and it goes up to timberline at 5500 feet elevation. Not many areas that high in Oregon until you get into the Wallowa Mountains near Hells Canyon.

I rarely collect under mountain hemock because it’s mostly uncommon in my area. Tsuga heterophylla is far more abundant to 3500 feet.

I thick Rhizopogon is as good as we get here. It would be interesting to see what Rhizopogons are found in California under Tsuga mertensiana at 8200’ elevation, though. Might even be something new?

Sure does
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2014-08-01 09:18:40 PDT (-0700)

Even with reflectors it was just very low light and my flash at lowest setting was producing very washed out colors, I’m still build my photography tool kit and photography skills.This was taken during the start of a heavy thunderstorm, so yes the lighting was tricky. There was no latex on these. I do believe I still have this around, it was pretty small when fresh and it is very minuscule now dried.

Wish you could have gotten more light, Christopher.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-01 09:00:13 PDT (-0700)

These look a little Rhizopogon like. They also look a little like several other things. One of the things I suspect would have latex, but I can’t see much in your photos, probably because of the light. Has exterior rhizomorphs. And Rhizopogon is most noted for that feature.

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