Observation 45273: Geopora cooperi Harkn.
When: 2010-05-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This is the year for this rare Sierran truffle.

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Recognized by sight: open chambered gleba that browns.

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Neat!
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-06-29 03:40:47 CEST (+0200)

I will have to try that

Neither rare nor Sierran.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-28 21:00:41 CEST (+0200)

This was the first easily identified truffle that I find regularly in Oregon, at elevations to near sea level, but up to 4,000 feet as well. At lower elevations, sporocarps are seldom over an inch diameter, but at higher elevations I have found sporocarps exceeding 5 inches diameter. This was the first mycorrhizal fungi I had success in cultivating, at Paul Bishop’s Jones Creek Tree Farm, in 1987. I had found a sporocarp the previous year a few hundred feet away, and sent one half for identification, while burying the other half near a feeder root in what Paul called his “getaway” seedling trees, near his home. I knew that small mammals consumed many truffles, and in attempt to limit their access to this site, constructed a small corral of twigs about 3 inches diameter around the inoculation site, both to keep the animals out and other truffle hunters away from the site. Six months later I accidentally stepped on the corral, obliterating it. With nothing to lose, I dug underneat and found another mature sporocarp, fruiting less than an inch away from where I buried the original specimen. I freely admit it was something of an epiphany for me. I never thought I would actually be able to grow something mycorrhizal.

Did you eat it?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-05-11 03:06:34 CEST (+0200)

I have several times and enjoyed it!
I wonder how hard they would be to grow

Did you eat it?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-05-11 03:06:32 CEST (+0200)

I have several times and enjoyed it!
I wonder how hard they would be to grow

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