Observation 80781: Rhizopogon occidentalis Zeller & C.W. Dodge

Found above ground in the sandy soil and tall reedy grasses. Blushing pink/red and a few spots of yellow. No particular smell or taste, but those are my least reliable senses, as a smoker.

False white truffles?

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This is embarassing.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-28 23:22:23 CDT (-0400)

First photo clearly shows Pinus contorta needles next to sporocarp. How I could have missed that (kicking self). Probably R. occidentalis based on sandy soils, yellow spots, Pinus contorta obviously close-by. (duh)

Definately Rhizopogon.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-05-13 19:44:30 CDT (-0400)

Exterior rhizomorphs appressed to peridium plus interior locules (sponge-like cells in interior) make this Rhizopogon. But the species remains open for debate. Not necessarily found with Pinus nearby: Douglas-fir is the most common host tree in Oregon for Rhizopogonaceae. The area suggests you might well have been in beach sand or dune areas. Lodgepole pine is often planted to stabilize and reduce sand erosion in these areas. In sandy soils, sporocarps can be found at considerable distance from the host trees, too: sometimes several feet away from the nearest seedling Pinus or Pseudotsuga.

By: BakerSt10
2011-10-26 13:49:54 CDT (-0400)

I suspect there were pines close by. Rhizopogon’s sometimes show above ground like they poped out.

did it bounce when dropped?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-26 13:31:11 CDT (-0400)

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