Observation 145243: Macowanites Kalchbr. nom. inval. (Site ID) (Russula)

When: 2013-09-10

Collection location: MP 14.5 E. Larch Mountain Rd., Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Notes:
Found near top of Larch Mountain, about 100 to 250 yards away from parking lot in many locations next to or in trail. Often with gravel from trail present, or with tree roots. Associated with Noble fir and Western hemlock (rarely). I noticed yesterday the bad containing these sporocarps had a peculiar, soapy aroma.

Species Lists

Images

Sporocarp. Notice basal tuft at bottom, easily broken.
Loculate gleba, peridium white to buff-brown.
Sporocarp showing some mycophagy.
Gleba, showing much larger locules and brownish areas within gleba (insect damage?).
Photo Macowanites1h shows columella.
Photo Macowanites1h shows columella.
Photo Macowanites1h shows columella.
Photo Macowanites1h shows columella.

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Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi.

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