Observation 83741: Leucogaster citrina

When: 2011-11-19

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

Who: sue.willis

Specimen available

My other guess for this is L. rubescens, but I don’t have enough experience with Leucogaster to make a definitive decision between the two. Specimen looks similar to photos of both in the M. Trappe truffle guide. Slight smaller spore size might suggest citrina over rubescens. Reddish-orange skin suggest rubescens.

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Recognized by sight: elliptical shape, orange-reddish “skin”. When cut open white chambered interior exudes white latex
Used references: Trappe – field guide to north american truffles.
Based on microscopic features: spore shape matches leucogaster – spore size suggests either citirina or rubescens

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Cool spores
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-11-30 19:34:08 CST (-0600)

It looks like they are rough and surrounded by little bubbles.

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