Observation 6654: Melanogaster Corda

When: 2008-02-02

Collection location: Albion, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Notes:
First time seeing anything like this at Albion. The dark brown surface, and the black cells held in a yellow-white matrix, makes this a Melanogaster. I’m calling this M. variegatus, mostly because the other observation of Melanogaster here I was told was M. variegatus. Arora mentions a number of these species that differ by spore size and shape. The Field guide of NA Truffles doesn’t have this species, but has M. tuberiformis, and a note about other species differing by spore size. So, not sure which species this might be. I dried and saved half of one of these, and I might give the spores a look later (maybe).

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Recognized by sight: Dark cellular gleba, dark brown surface, yellow-white matrix.

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