Observation 33992: Rhizopogon Fr. & Nordholm
When: 2010-02-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: It was found an inch or two underground. It is light and spongy.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sespe Wilderness near Ojai, California’ to ‘Sespe Wilderness near Ojai, California, USA

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: It has many of the characteristics of Rhizopogon, but might also be Gymnomyces. I think I can see rhizomorphs on photo 79062. In Gymnomyces the rhizimes are finer and the peridium looks more like felt than a layer of fine, but visible threads. Do you know what trees/shrubs were nearby?

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Onions
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-23 12:09:13 PST (-0800)

are mycorrhizal, but usually with Glomus, which typically fruit as individual spores or clusters of spores in soil. This is much more than that. It most closely resembles immature Rhizopogon vinicolor. R. vinicolor should have vinaceous staining of the peridium, which I can’t see in the photos.

Nearby Plants
By: cerealkiller
2010-02-22 18:35:26 PST (-0800)

It was near some wild onions, but not near any trees. I can’t remember any specific shrubs, mostly just some wild grass.

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