Observation 27041: Rhizopoogon (Site ID) (Rhizopogon)

Found by Adrian Beyerle and used at the truffle table of the Oregon Mycological Society’s Fall Mushroom Show. This specimen shows dark wine-colored stains, suggesting R. vinicolor to me. However Rhizopogon is a notoriously difficult genus to maneuver in. Even the experts of Rhizopogon such as Dr. Alexander H. Smith have had several revisions based on DNA analysis. Not the root-like rhizomorphs on the outside of the peridium. Rhizopogon are like hypogeous Suillus or Boletus which have lost pileus and stipe. Only the crowded compressed pores remain as locules in the peridium.


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