Observation 25293: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude

When: 2009-09-14

Collection location: Cranberry Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

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Well I believe this to be the American Mastaki; It Has a fruity aroma and a peppery taste that goes away after cooking. spore print white. Found under White pine several where growing in this area.



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Thin veil
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-09-17 08:12:01 CEST (+0200)

giving the cap a “milky” hue and a thin ring-like remnant at the base of the stem, makes it resemble Tricholoma colossus. I usually find it in pine woods along with Tricholoma matsutake. This can’t be it, because it’s a strongly reddening species with no particular smell or taste. But there has to be others to choose from in your area.

RE: Cranberry Glade
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-16 10:40:16 CEST (+0200)

There are other locales in the United States where cranberries are commercially grown. Southern Oregon is one such location, near the old site of Randolph; another is along the southwestern coast of Washington, where cranberries have been grown commercially.

i don’t think T. Caligatum
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-09-16 02:26:53 CEST (+0200)
There where three of these growing in a place known as the Cranberry Glades. All under Conifers. These are non bitter and have a mushroom nutty flavor which gradually gets kind of peppery. The Cranberry Glade is A Very unique habitat unlike anywhere in the US so The Naturalist forest ranger told me. They consist of what would appear in the Aritc area with a lot of sphagnum bogs Red Ceder. . I have found a lot of the T caligatum and they are usually under hardwoods with maybe a mingling of Eastern Hemlock, so have any other ideas ??
Young material
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-16 00:23:32 CEST (+0200)

such as this should have a persistent annulus, or felty-collar on the stipe (stem), unless it was removed for some reason? Odor of matustake to me is of cinnamon red-hots and sweat (some people say dirty socks). The pileus context is rather thick for most Amanitas, which is also a possibility, so be certain of your identification before eating! Looks like it was growing in sandy soil, which supports both Amanita and Tricholoma. I worry about the lack of annulus and what you describe as “peppery” taste.

Young material
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-16 00:19:59 CEST (+0200)

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