Still in my house. In mixed forest at about 5,000’: black oak, manzanita, red fir, Lodgepole pine. Collected by James Edmonds, alerted to its presence by
squirrel activity. Pleasant, fruity fragrance, gel-chambers and columella.
Couldn’t find it in Trappe’s little truffle book; help, Darvin, help!

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Spores (measured and photographed by Doug Smith).

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Based on microscopic features: Spores matched. Thanks, Doug!

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Micro-shot details…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-06 17:59:11 CEST (+0200)

The shot of the spores is mine. It is of spores from the middle of the ‘shroom, at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The shot was color corrected to take out the yellow cast of the Meltzer’s, so the color is the true color of the spores in Meltzer’s.

This brings a general question for the site. This has happened before, that one user makes the obs. and another user creates more info, photos or such, that should be added to the obs. But only the user that created the obs. can edit the obs. So, in this case I sent the photo to Debbie to add to the obs., is this how it should be done? Or would it be better if I could just add a photo to this obs. myself?

Did you save it?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-04 20:43:57 CEST (+0200)

I’d like to look at this one maybe, I’ve always thought it would be nice to get a better set of observations of these guys posted here, with more spore and other micro-details for comparison.