When: 2014-10-28

Collection location: Sportsman State Park, Yakima, Yakima Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Notes:
Exploding through asphalt on the trailside near park entrance. Very large, foul smelling mature specimen.

Two fruit bodies found within feet of each other- final images shows the packed, golden coated spore bearing structure on younger specimen.

Spores: chocolate brown- like cocoa powder.

Trees in canopy- black cottonwood, honey locust and maple.

Elevation: 1500ft.

Temp: low 50’s.

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Images

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4th image showing chocolate colored spores.
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4th image showing chocolate colored spores.
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4th image showing chocolate colored spores.
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4th image showing chocolate colored spores.

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Cottonwood
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-11 18:42:42 CST (-0600)

is one of the 35 known host species of Pisolithus arhizus.

No oaks or pine…
By: Byrain
2015-11-10 23:49:55 CST (-0600)

Potential hosts are listed as. “black cottonwood, honey locust and maple.” This is probably not the “P. arrhizus group”.

Thanks Daniel!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2014-10-31 14:19:48 CDT (-0500)

They are pretty massive! I was walking by my usual Hemipholiota populnea spot and thought a huge rusty pipe had somehow been revealed from beneath the soil from all the rainfall we’ve had here lately-unusual for Yakima, WA. I would say they were approx. 8-10 inches tall and like you said, 4 or so inches across.

I have only seen this species once before but it was much older and less defined.

I am hoping maybe this Spring we can get together for a Morel hunt either down South in Oregon or up here off of highway 12.

Let me know how the truffles are doing down your way too when you get a chance ;)

Fungally,

Drew

Impressive, Drew.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-31 12:46:32 CDT (-0500)

How large were these? I can see by your hand in some of the photos that the top was at least 4 inches across.