Observation 181371: Pisolithus Alb. & Schwein.
When: 2014-09-30

Notes: With Arbutus.

Typical odor, which is very similar to that of the Leucocoprinus birnbaumii in grass around here.

One fb, pics #4 – 5
- [seems typical] root extends a little bit up around the base of the main part of the fb, like a mother swaddling her newborn
- [seems typical] peridium is about 1mm max, thinning out with maturity (i.e. age, height on fb)
- [seems typical] pinkish tinge on the peridium, more towards the thicker parts.
- [seems typical] root tissue is extremely tough w.r.t. main blob
- [seems typical] root is semi-fluid, incorporating pebbles like it owns the place

- [seems atypical] brown areas in the interior, where on obs 180450 there would only be only black
- [seems atypical] oblique root

- Peridiole contents don’t all mature together. The inner parts mature earlier in several peridioles in pic #12.

Images

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naturally ripped vs. sliced appearance.
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very young fb.
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young fb’s look like planets or marbles.
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root 3-4x the height of the blob.
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Has an additional component to the smell from normal… it’s familiar but I can’t place it. Where do the pits come from???
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outer distinction between upper & lower parts of the fb…
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…seems to match the inner areas where peridoles are distinguishable vs. not. (Typical?)
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Vivid staining in the crack between fused fb’s, as in obs 175249.
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Scar tissue around a crater?
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~14cm wide. Root is growing intimately with those palm root shoot things, even staining them yellow.

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With Arbutus, not palm… O.o
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-10-06 23:08:00 CDT (-0500)
With
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-10-06 23:01:09 CDT (-0500)

palm? Never heard of that before!

I cut them into thin slices
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-10-05 20:21:49 CDT (-0500)
Great pic of ripped vs. sliced!
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-10-05 19:35:46 CDT (-0500)

How do you dry your Pisolithus specimens? Seems like it might be tricky.

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