Observation 8790: Thaxterogaster pinquis (Zeller) Singer & A.H. Sm. [as ‘pingue’]
When: 2001-06-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Originally known to me as Thaxterogaster pinque from collections taken from same location and submitted to Dr. James Trappe of the North American Truffling Society for positive identification. Sporocarps generally less than 2 inches across the top, most commonly barely 1 inch; stipe present; gills dark and convoluted; barely erumpent, edible by slugs and perhaps spread by them. Mycorrhizal with Noble fir (Abies procera), Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Mostly found near Noble fir in my experience. Odor strong, rank/disagreeable, metallic; no latex but slimy with the least bit of moisture. Total sporocarp height including hypogeous stipe: 3 inches maximum.

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As shown in photos, slugs are attracted to and eat on this otherwise unappetizing and possibly poisonous fungi.
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As shown in photos, slugs are attracted to and eat on this otherwise unappetizing and possibly poisonous fungi.

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Recognized by sight: Distinctive, obnoxious odor; slimy when damp; cramped, convoluted gills; often barel erumpent; associated with Noble fir and/or Douglas fir at 3400 feet elevation; similar collection confirmed as Thaxterogaster pinquis from Dr. James Trappe, professor emeritus, Oregon State University. Earlier Voucher collection lodged with Oregon State Herbarium under my name, from this location. Don’t have voucher collection name.
Used references: Aurora, David Mushrooms Demystified
Trappe, Matt; Evans, Frank; Trappe, James Field Guide to North American Truffles
McKnight and McKnight Peterson Field Guides Mushrooms

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