Observation 183542: Tricholoma murrillianum Singer

When: 2014-10-16

Collection location: Cascades along Highway 12, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Old, ragged flags in a location harvested in mid September. In my opinion, the flags tend to smell even more incredible than the buttons. When gills are opened they emit not only the pine, terpene profile(as with buttons) but the added spicy, cinnamon is even more intense in addition to the pine aroma in mature specimens. NOTE: That amazing smell can quickly turn to a funky cat urine mixed with musty basement odor in a matter of a few days if now dehydrated or cleaned quickly enough.

Elevation: 3000ft.

Temp: low 50’s.

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Used references: Suggested as a better name for the Western US Matsutake by Noah Siegel

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-17 16:24:35 CDT (-0500)

the frilled annulus clearly separates this from Tricholoma magnivelare, Drew. Beautiful photo, BTW.

Thanks Tim!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2014-10-17 13:01:14 CDT (-0500)

Thanks again for updating me on some new western taxonomy. I think because matsutake are so widely distributed from montane to beachfront habitats it is wise to begin further separating region by taxonomical classification or this species.

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