Observation 223424: Rhizopogon occidentalis Zeller & C.W. Dodge

Up to 3.8 cm across.

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They were growing
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-11-20 11:18:13 PST (-0800)

on a small trail(only one was partially above ground) in a mixed forest of pine, fir and redwood. I didn’t really note the immediate habitat but is was fairly dense and mixed.
The photo of the gleba is not very good and I didn’t really look that closely. Also they were quite young .
I do recall the odor being very similar to a Suillus(like S. pungens).
They were initially fairly pale and did redden with handling.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-20 10:02:39 PST (-0800)

may not be Rhizopogon occidentalis, Ron. I can’t see any locules in the gleba. There shouldn’t be a tuft of basal rhizomorphs at the bottom. I can’t tell if there is an exudate or not. Can you provide more information? Under what trees? Locules present? Soil conditions?

Created: 2015-11-19 20:08:19 PST (-0800)
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