When: 2009-12-02

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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Many Rhizopogon currently known or strongly suspected to be species specific.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-03 18:40:36 CST (-0600)

That means that if you know the trees (probably conifers) nearby, we may be able to attach a species name to this Rhizopogon. Was Monterey pine nearby? Was another pine species nearby? My gut reaction is Rhizopogon roseolus or R. rubescens. If you find more, please dry some. Many (most?) Rhizopogons are edible. Larger ones can be sliced thin, dried, sprinkled with fine salt and seasonings, and eaten with dip like potato chips. R. rubescens can also reach quite large size: a single specimen in southern Oregon weighed nearly 2 pounds!

I did feel a little mind melding going on at the time.
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-03 08:51:14 CST (-0600)
this is actually an egg
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-12-03 03:42:47 CST (-0600)

with a baby alien inside. Mankind humbly thanks you for unleashing the flesh-eating horde of Ridley Scott’s nightmares unto the world by dispersing these demon spores throughout your backyard.