Observation 24195: Elaphomyces Nees
When: 2009-08-01
No herbarium specimen

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92% (2)
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Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: No visible spores or spore masses in peridium.
Used references: Field Guide to North American Truffles, by Trappe, Evans, and Trappe, c. 2005 by Ten Speed Press.

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Currently Elaphomyces
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-27 20:12:38 CDT (-0400)

has only two species which can be readily separated: E. granulatus without spores and spore masses within the peridium (outer shell), and E. muricatus with spores and spore masses within the peridium.

This species looks similar to E. anthracinus, which should be in your area. I have not collected it. In my opinion, the genus is in need of revision.

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