Observation 223153: Rhizopogon villosulus Zeller

When: 2015-11-15

Collection location: near Castella, California, USA [Click for map]


Who: dkentca7

Specimen available

Fairly large 6cm X 8cm tuberous fungi. Pleasant scent. Tan interior drying to light chocolate.

Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi. Peridium does not stain; gleba olive brown; odor pleasant.

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Thanks, but specimen unnecessary.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-19 12:54:00 PST (-0800)

Think I found it. Unstaining Rhizopogon, olive-green gleba, pleasant odor – Rhizopogon villosulus.

By: dkentca7
2015-11-19 11:23:34 PST (-0800)

This was found in the trail, surrounding the trail is a mixed forest primarily douglas fir, white fir, pine, cedar and oak. The understory is brushy oak relatives. The scent is hard to explain but not unpleasant. If you have any use of the specimen, I am willing to part with half of it.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-17 08:55:54 PST (-0800)

confirmed. Could you tell us more about the scent? Under what trees was it found? I hope for a species for this one.

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