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.


naturally ripped vs. sliced appearance.
very young fb.
young fb’s look like planets or marbles.
root 3-4x the height of the blob.
Has an additional component to the smell from normal… it’s familiar but I can’t place it. Where do the pits come from???
outer distinction between upper & lower parts of the fb…
…seems to match the inner areas where peridoles are distinguishable vs. not. (Typical?)
Vivid staining in the crack between fused fb’s, as in obs 175249.
Scar tissue around a crater?
~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)
2015-10-07 00:08:00 CDT (-0400)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-10-07 00:01:09 CDT (-0400)

palm? Never heard of that before!

I cut them into thin slices
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-10-05 21:21:49 CDT (-0400)
Great pic of ripped vs. sliced!
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-10-05 20:35:46 CDT (-0400)

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

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