Observation 3794: Kjeldsenia aureispora W. Colgan, Castellano & Bougher

The truffle Kjeldsenia aureispora was named in honor of SOMA co-founder, Dr. Chris Kjeldsen. It is an unusual genus that has a white outside peridium that stains yellow then turns reddish brown upon handling. It is placed in the family Cortinariaceae and is thought to be close to Hymenogaster. This is a photo of the holotype that was collected on Hwy 20 in Mendocino County, CA and published by one of Dr. Kjeldsen’s former students, Dr. Wes Colgan III.

Mycotaxon 55: 175-178. 1995.

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New one on me, Darvin.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-25 19:01:06 -05 (-0500)

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