Observation 222235: Leucogaster citrinus (Harkn.) Zeller & C.W. Dodge

When: 2015-11-08

Collection location: Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho, USA [Click for map]

Who: Earl (EGLunceford)

No specimen available

Found egipeous. Unfortunately I did not bring this back with me.

Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Light yellow to dark yellow peridium. Cut surface appears to be exuding a white sticky fluid.
Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Yellow peridium, white sticky exudate.
Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi.

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Then a suggestion, E.G.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-10 11:20:50 EST (-0500)

Many truffles (when nature) have an aroma, that attracts animals to dig and eat them. Sometimes humans can smell them too. Even when the fungus is still hypogeous, sometimes the odor is distinctive enough to stop and explore the surroundings for a while. I do this whenever I smell Laucangium carthusianum, for example. Sometimes I find them. Just sometimes. But I certainly enjoy my time searching. The odor brings back many fond (and sometimes fondue) memories.

Its been
By: Earl (EGLunceford)
2015-11-09 23:59:29 EST (-0500)

too long for me to remember if it had a smell. Regrettably I didn’t take detailed notes on it.

Mycophagy by small mammal quite likely.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-09 23:26:46 EST (-0500)

I have found only one of these in situ, the rest were all lying on logs drying, or on rocks doing the same thing. Only a fresh specimen seems to have white latex, although the cut surface often attracts other bits of debris.

You didn’t notice an odor though? That’s kind of odd. I sometimes find these just from the intense coconut aroma.

By: Earl (EGLunceford)
2015-11-09 17:59:18 EST (-0500)

I do no recall there being any significant exudate present. A rodent must have dug it up and left it in the moss above ground. It was a strange find.

Too bad you didn’t collect this, E.G.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-09 15:54:08 EST (-0500)

According to NATS Field Guide, it is not reported from ID before. The yellow peridium is about half indicative of this species; the white exudate which tends to stick to everything when fresh is another. I would have expected for you to notice a coconut-like aroma as well. White NATS Field Guide says “…it’s flavor is negligible”, the aroma suggests it might be quite an edible species, similar to Alpova diplophloeus.

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