Observation 131539: Rhizopogon occidentalis Zeller & C.W. Dodge

When: 2013-04-08

Collection location: Ma-le’l Dunes, Humboldt Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: R Tripp (eyeprod)

Specimen available

Not sure what this is. Maybe a truffle?

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Rhizopogon related to Suillus and Boletus.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-04-09 22:01:27 CDT (-0400)

If Rhizopogon occidentalis, mature material should have a slight aroma of bananas.

Most Rhizopogons are probably edible. But we haven’t collected enough of many species to sample them.

By: R Tripp (eyeprod)
2013-04-09 01:54:11 CDT (-0400)

I cooked and ate a small piece tonight. Tastes like scrambled eggs and potatoes. Delicious. 3 hours later and no problems.

Apparent proximity to Picea and Pinus in sandy soils
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-04-09 01:41:41 CDT (-0400)

strongy suggests R. occidentalis. Specimen shown looks immature, perhaps just a day or two old.

Created: 2013-04-08 16:16:15 CDT (-0400)
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