Observation 180278: Pisolithus Alb. & Schwein.
When: 2014-09-22

Notes: Same location as obs 175364.

Under Eucalyptus.

One double-headed fb growing right out of the peak of a ~1ft tall mound of just dirt. Weird.

The “root” was very deep (as you can see), really hard to extract, and generally without a clear edge. It’s not even solid in the middle of the clearly-root part; there are soil channels in there. The big ellipsoid concavity at the base is where it was growing (very tightly) around a smooth rock. The rock ended up stained yellow.

The odor (typical for Pisolithus I find, maybe herbs (like for stuffing?) & butter, a little similar to the grassophyte Leucocoprinus birnbaumii I find, fragrant) was detectable a foot from the excavated cavity down to the base of the root. The outer upper part smelled a little corny.

One of the growths is papillate.

In the valleys, between the plateaus, there are obviously some kind of modified periodiole skins… I can’t tell what’s going on there though. Common fb property. The interior peridioles approaching the valleys are shaped and mature a little off from the rest.

There’s a big difference between natural breaking, like ripping off a piece of a bread loaf, vs slicing a section with a knife.

Yellow parts bruise redder.


grew around a rock.
stained by the Pisolithus.
one of the growths is papillate.
no, it’s not just dirt.
left plane knife sliced, right plane carefully ripped (i.e., peridioles generally left intact)
holding open a chunk.
distinct thin brown layer between immature periodioles and whitish peridium.
obvious redding bruising over time – left side cut first.
right strip cut first.
root bruises the same way.
root isn’t all solid.

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