When: 2008-11-09

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available

Notes:
found at roadside on edge of transition pygmy mixed conifer forest

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Used references: Arora, D., Mushrooms Demystified – keyed out to R. ellenae

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Grayish to vinaceous rhizomorphs could indicate R. ellenae
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-10 05:30:42 CST (-0600)

but could also indicate a plethora of other Rhizopogons. Aurora did a very good job when Mushrooms Demystified was first published. But the genus Rhizopogon has undergone an major revamping. What Alexander Smith described as 350+ species, is now down to some 160 or so. But accurate identification still requires spore work, and usually possible host trees/plants, as many Rhizopogons are species specific with one or two host species.