Observation 18729: Balsamia Vittad.

When: 2009-02-21

Collection location: Sheffield Village, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

under ceanothus and ornamental Colorado Green (Blue) Spruce, a former Xmas tree!
smells slightly like rubber.

Species Lists


this is a truer color than in the first photo.
spores very large, thick walled.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: some kinda truffle/rhizopogon/leucogaster
55% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Hey Michael!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-04-29 23:20:27 AEST (+1000)

If I can find it, I will send it to you. My home herbarium is rather chaotic.

need study
By: Michael Castellano (trufflercaz)
2016-04-29 09:53:04 AEST (+1000)

Currently revising this genus, unlikely it is B. magnate but would need to study it to give accurate ID.

all righty truffle fans…spores are posted!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-02-23 12:58:29 AEDT (+1100)

have at it…

Post a shot of the spores.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-02-22 14:08:17 AEDT (+1100)

Need to see the spores. Unless you have collected it before in the same location, you MUST look at the spores to begin to ID a truffle to genus.

Created: 2009-02-22 06:03:13 AEDT (+1100)
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