Observation 63080: Tuber oregonense Trappe, Bonito & P. Rawl.

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Recognized by sight: This is the commercially collected winter/early spring Tuber oregonense. It often overlaps in both range and fruiting times with Tuber gibbosum, so this particularly good collection may be helpful in distinguishing the 2 species. T. oregonense is reddish-brown interior (gleba) when completely mature, as these specimens are. The similar T. gibbosum has a much darker gleba, even when immature, and never has tints of red in the gleba. Also, T. oregonense is the less aromatic of the two species, with T. gibbosum about 3 times the strength of T. oregonense as mature. Tuber gibbosum, as seen in the nearby observation, can be nearly black in maturity.

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Nice find Daniel!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-02-05 20:38:55 EST (-0500)

Jealous man- I have yet to head down to the xmas tree farm- but seeing these is convincing me that I really need to…

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