Collection location: Encinitas, California, USA [Click for map]
immediately under one pine, but several broad-leaved Eucalyptus nearby.
odor: typical, faint to medium-faint, fairly pleasant, not unfamiliar, maybe something like herbs and butter
taste: typical, almost nothing with a tiny hint of mushroomy
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that material from northern Oregon is unlikely to match material from Encinitas. You have a lot of eucalyptus there. In Portland eucalyptus is a hardy plant for the first year, usually not hardy outside for the second year. Probably has something to do with our balmy spring and later winter… not over 3 inches of rain per day, usually.
Ah, the delights of mucking around in the mud, looking for truffles!
I’ll try to be a little more consistent about showing the root, but it’s awkward because I feel guilty pulling up the whole fb.
I’m not swallowing any of my tastes… but if you can confirm there’s a negligible chance of long-term effects, I’m up for starting!
Now that I’m motivated to find more, the rest will probably all disappear…
“rooting base or stalk” as Arora, calls it. Or as I call it a stipe. The rhizimes are especially helpful to me, as is the yellow base of the undegraded sporocarp. I think this is the original Pisolithus tinctorius (=P. arrhizaus) but have no DNA evidence to support that believe.
You didn’t note any ill-effects after sampling it. Either you didn’t consume much (a “taste”?) or the immeature material is edible to some degree. (As are all mushrooms and fungi at least once.)
I believe your observations are important, and will offer a pathway towards Pisolithus in America. Please keep these observations coming!
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