Observation 181141: Undetermined

When: 2014-10-01

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

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Found while digging out base of Amanita. Have found this once before, in July, also at top of Larch Mountain.

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Not any Rhizopogon I know of.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-02 07:39:31 PDT (-0700)

Haven’t seen that peridium in anything else. Brought this one home. Hopefully I’ll find some mature spores which should help ID.

I’m reminded that while the more common hypogeous have already been collected, probably often, this doesn’t seem to match the description of anything found to date. It is small. There is almost no odor to my nose. The gleba is solid and hard, so if loculate (as the first was) then may still be immature.

But that would mean maturity after snow-fall in this area. Mt. Hood already had its first dusting yesterday.

what about…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-10-02 07:14:53 PDT (-0700)

an immature Rhizopogon, maybe?

Yes, they do.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-01 23:21:12 PDT (-0700)

They also leave indications of their digging. In my own yard, I have witnessed squirrels burying walnuts. But they never bury them under tree roots.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-10-01 19:57:10 PDT (-0700)

bury nuts.

It was found 2 inches underground.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-01 19:21:23 PDT (-0700)

Near the base of an Amanita mushroom. Surrounded by tree roots.

looks like…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-10-01 19:03:16 PDT (-0700)

a nut to me…

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