Observation 88434: Melanogaster tuberiformis Corda
When: 2012-03-01
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Collection #DD675

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Notice the yellow spot on the lower right specimens.
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Yellow hyphae left in the hole after the truffle was removed

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secondary infection
By: Jonathan Frank (jonagus)
2012-10-28 23:41:37 CDT (-0500)

Regarding the orange on the exterior, I have observed Melanogaster covered with yellow Hypomyces (fooling some to think it might be Rhizopogon truncatus)— so this could be some kind of associated secondary infection…

Melanogaster tubriformis
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-03-05 11:08:01 CST (-0600)

seems correct for the sporocarps. I’m concerned about the photo showing black goo with orange, though. Unless this is a parasitic fungus growing from a Melanogaster, it is unknown to me. M. tuberiformis should have a reddish, rather indistinct peridium, which is often (usually?) covered with some soil. I have never seen any fungi growing from Melanogaster, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one. I just don’t recognize that particular fungi, and it might be a separate species. Perhaps put it in a separate observation?

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