Observation 5336: Truncocolumella citrina Zeller
When: 2000-10-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Used Mushrooms Demystified for id.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-27 18:41:07 CDT (-0500)

Trucocolumella citrina is found mostly with Douglas fir or pine species. These look to be pretty young specimens: the gleba will turn greenish-yellow, then quickly darken to a dark brown/black, and finally start to autodigest itself into a gooey mass of liquid and spores, which, if you are really adventuresome, has a strong aroma of licorice, and a very sweet taste. Like other truffles, however, don’t be surprised if you drinking an orange soda 2 days later and still taste T. citrina: the flavor is recycled in the salivary glands, and tends to flavor almost anything else you eat for up to 3 days afterwards. I suspect this would go very well with a fondue.

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