Observation 32242: Tuber oregonense Trappe, Bonito & P. Rawl.
When: 2010-01-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: DELECTIBLE, AN AROMA THAT STAYS IN THE SINUSES ALL DAY LONG, 3DAYS FROM WHITE TO RIPE IN THE FRIDGE, AND 3 DAYS TILL SPOILED.
HERE IS A PIC. (PARDON THE CILANTRO)

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:54 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘sf bay area (east bay)’ to ‘Eastern San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Eye3
Used references: internet research
46% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: Field Guide to North American Truffles

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Probable host is Coastal live oak.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-01-23 17:05:06 CST (-0500)

Many emails with finder suggest this was associated with either Coastal live oak or Tanoak, with the former being the most likely.

found in ground near home
By: q-kumber (q-kumber)
2010-01-19 20:36:41 CST (-0500)

was as white as the paint on the walls but the web advice sed it had to be ripe to be desirable so i put it in the fridge, it then gave of an aroma after 2-3 days and every thing was treuffleized. I COOKED WITH ONE JUST SLIVERS ON EGGS
REAL GOOD

Your specimen
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-01-19 19:16:01 CST (-0500)

appears to have been an Oregon truffle (Tuber oregonense) that has all the characteristics of having been frozen: dark, appears soft, slimy surface; transluscent skin, no verifiable venae externae. Frozen truffles are still excellent to cook with before they start to degrade, but quickly lose their aromatic essence once thawed. If your specimen was kept refrigerated, I suspect most uncovered items in your refrigerator have been “truffled”, i.e. they have absorbed elements of the truffle aromatics, and will taste like truffles. Likely truffled foods include cheese, milk, butter, pasta, and rice. Your statement of “3 days from white to ripe in the fridge” suggests the original unthawed truffle might have been easier to identify than this one.

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