Observation 9327: Elaphomyces granulatus Fr.

When: 2005-10-17

Seen at: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Collection displayed at the 2005 Oregon Mycological Society Fall Mushroom Show, held at the World Forestry Center, Portland, OR. Elaphomyces granulatus has small clusters of spores inside the thick peridium; E. muricatus has no spores in the peridium. All other species of Elaphomyces require detailed examination of spores, sometimes requiring the use of a scanning electron microscope!

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Field Guide to North American Truffles; color photo packed of common truffles, created by the North American Truffling Society; Mushrooms Demystified.

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