Observation 95264: Tuber gibbosum Harkn.

When: 2012-05-21

Collection location: Mercer Island, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

No specimen available

Sorry for the non-documentary photo, but it figures that a 6.5cm truffle comes into the clinic the day I forget my camera. Photo by Kim Traverse. Just wanted to document the find!

Brought into the PSMS ID clinic by Giovanni.

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So close to Seattle.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-05-22 14:02:55 EDT (-0400)

Had to be with Douglas-fir, as that is species specific with T. gibbosum. When I went to Bellingham to check out hypogeous fungi with a club there several years ago, I was mostly amazed at the amount of cobbles everywhere, probably left-over from glaciation.

Interesting in that I find T. gibbosum most commonly with deep soils with a “fluffy” consistency, often with quantities of humus present as well.

He was showing his crew….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-05-22 13:41:43 EDT (-0400)

Where NOT to dig, and dug a hole to show it. When he did, he saw a bunch of truffles.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-05-22 13:36:25 EDT (-0400)

Or landscraping?

He found about .7 pounds worth…
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-05-22 12:50:26 EDT (-0400)

He had two above 5-6 cm, and a bag of small ones. He found them while landscaping for a client.

Fairly large for your area.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-05-22 09:51:17 EDT (-0400)

Several 8 oz. specimens have been found on land which had limestone added. And at least one monster 1 lb. specimen was found in Vancouver, WA under a compost pile.

No mention of the happy dance?

Ive seen that glance
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-05-22 09:04:09 EDT (-0400)

more times than I’ve seen morels.

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