Observation 189170: Pisolithus Alb. & Schwein.
When: 2014-11-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found with oaks.

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It is average size for that level of maturity
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-11-23 15:51:29 CST (-0500)

(far from full) in my experience.

By: Kevin Lentz (Subverted)
2014-11-23 13:47:49 CST (-0500)

Interesting that this is tiny, I assumed this was about average size. I guess the 4"-5" diameter mature fruiting bodies I have seen are actually more “average”. Perhaps the dry conditions down here contribute to smaller size…

Im pretty sure that there were no Eucalyptus sp. anywhere nearby, for either of the Pisolithus observations I posted up. The oak ones were found in a grassy area with large oak trees that is surrounded by a paved access road for the park, the tree these were nearest is center w/ text over top here. This area is predominantly oak, sycamore, and pine…but there might be a eucalyptus I missed, Southern California is crawling with them.

Rather tiny Pisolithus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-11-23 12:18:14 CST (-0500)

even smaller than most of Pulk’s. Rather amazing you even found this, Kevin. Thanks for showing the specimen through the base (and for that matter, even bothering to dig the base). So many Pisolithus are lacking that.

No eucalyptus nearby? It would not necessarily be near: for example a 150-foot tall eucalyptus could be 300 to 450 feet away, yet still be fruiting here. The area affected by mycorrhizae is truly amazing!

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