Observation 97689: Gymnomyces Massee & Rodway
When: 2012-06-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Previously known as Martellia, Gymnomyces are also related Russula mushrooms and Macowanite, but lack any stipe and are totally dependant on animal mycophagy for spore dispersal. Instead of a stipe, it sometimes has a small often tiny rootlike attachment.

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Difference of a day. Today’s Gymnomyces shows distinctive halo of brown around cut sporocarp. Browning suggests Gymnomyces brunnescens, formerly Martellia brunnescens.
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Difference of a day. Today’s Gymnomyces shows distinctive halo of brown around cut sporocarp. Browning suggests Gymnomyces brunnescens, formerly Martellia brunnescens.

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Used references: Trappe, Evans and Trappe. Field Guide to North American Truffles.
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Used references: Field Guide to North American Truffles, by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans, and James Trappe.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-18 20:51:29 EDT (-0400)

sporocarp has apparently matured in conjunction with dehydrating. Halo of brown to perhaps cinnamon-brown present. If cinnamon-brown, could be Gymnomyces cinnamoneus. Found with 10-15 year old Douglas-fir at about 2500 feet elevation on Larch Mountain, amidst Western hemlock (old-growth within range) and young re-pro Douglas-fir.

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