Observation 9395: Alpova diplophloeus (Zeller & C.W.Dodge)Trapp & A.H. Sm
When: 2001-11-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Photographed Nov. 5, 2001. Alpova diplophloeus is a hypogeous fungi associated exclusively with Red alder (Alnus rubra). It is especially esteemed by flying squirrels and voles in the Pacific Northwest. I disagree with Field Guide to North American Truffles, which states this fungus is “too small and bland to have much culinary value.” After freezing, this fungus produces a strong aroma similar to Bailey’s Irish Cream. It is certainly attractive to me.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near View, Clark Co., WA’ to ‘near View, Clark Co., Washington, USA

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified; identification by Dr. James Trappe, scientific advisor for the North American Truffling Society; Field Guide to North American Truffles

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Funny
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-13 19:17:28 EDT (-0400)

in Europe the same species fruits under Alnus alnobetulae (formerly named viridis)
and is considered very rare to endangered

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