Observation 183404: Rhizopogon Fr. & Nordholm

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Recognized by sight: These look like stinkhorn eggs to me.
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Used references: Based on discussion of features, especially interior features. The gleba (interior) of Hysterangium are hard and rubbery, like a superball. Drop them and they bounce like a superball. The peridium (outer shell) may crack and split from being dropped.

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By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-17 14:18:50 PDT (-0700)

The interior isn’t hard and rubbery, they don’t actually bounce like superballs… just springy. Nothing dendroid about the interior. They do have appressed rhizomorphs around the sporocarp, which I didn’t capture well.

I have never examined a specimen of Rhizopogon.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-17 06:59:12 PDT (-0700)

So I have no frame of reference for comparison.

The “feel” of the stinkhorn egg is firm but somewhat rubbery. An unopened one is fairly dense, so it feels kinda heavy in hand.

interesting how similar they are.
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-16 18:31:47 PDT (-0700)
Description of interior…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-16 18:18:43 PDT (-0700)

appears to eliminate “stinkhorn egg.” Otherwise, these look like… http://mushroomobserver.org/112765?q=2HFVL

Phallus… I wish!
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-16 17:41:46 PDT (-0700)

I’ve only found any kind of stinkhorn once or twice. :( These are definitely Rhizopogon though. (Or some really similar genus I don’t know of). They’re the same things as obs 182819.

Their interior is a distinct weird squishy spongy network that other Rhizopogon pics have, they bounce, have a faint pleasant smell…

Similar: obs 153778, obs 152825, obs 150272.

Created: 2014-10-16 15:49:54 PDT (-0700)
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