Collection location: Bolinas Ridge, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Spores ~ 6.0-7.0 X 4.0-4.9.
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for ripe odor, I’d think. NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi says it is associated with Douglas-fir and Lodgepole pine.
When mature the sporocarp deliquesces into a black goo which tastes overpoweringly of licorice. Maturity would take another month in your area, when it becomes a simple bag of black goo. It may not be appetizing at that stage, but is the most flavorful then. It is edible. Try it in fondue.
The columella is especially descriptive (the yellowish tree-like structure in the center). Spores can vary a little more widely than you have reported Ron: 6-9 × 3.5-5 microns.
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