Observation 9884: Tuberales sensu lato
When: 2003-08-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Specimen appears to be a truffle. Was found approximately 4 inches deep, under a rock held firmly in place by a large stump’s root. An animal had tried digging down to it, and that was why I attempted to dig it out. This is what I found. Growing at the base of a Noble fir stump. Appears to have a pure white vestigial stipe extending through the gleba. Peridium bread-crust brown; with a white veil? where gills might be. Texture is soft cheese, similar to Gymnomyces (Martellia). Odor pleasant, fruity (raspberry?) and syrup (not maple). I submitted it to the North American Truffling Society for identification, but it was never given an identification that I am aware of.

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sad to hear
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-28 06:16:19 CEST (+0200)

i’ll keep my eyes peeled next I find myself up on Larch again.

Regretfully, none.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-04-26 08:17:24 CEST (+0200)

Collection was mailed years ago. Received no response. Nada. I know of no hypogeous fungi with aroma which has a vestigial stipe extending through the cap. I believe, but cannot prove, that this may be a species novum unlike anything I have seen before. I must presume the collection has now been lost to science. The only thing I have to prove it even existed are the photos. The original photos were included with my collection, and mailed to OSU.

Daniel,
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-26 03:46:27 CEST (+0200)

any new insights?

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