The truffle Kjeldsenia aureispora was named in honor of SOMA co-founder, Dr. Chris Kjeldsen. It is an unusual genus that has a white outside peridium that stains yellow then turns reddish brown upon handling. It is placed in the family Cortinariaceae and is thought to be close to Hymenogaster. This is a photo of the holotype that was collected on Hwy 20 in Mendocino County, CA and published by one of Dr. Kjeldsen’s former students, Dr. Wes Colgan III.

Mycotaxon 55: 175-178. 1995.

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Copyright © 1991 Wes Colgan III

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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2019-09-04 01:16:19 CST (+0800)

Daniel B. Wheeler – The Mycotaxon article says" 500 ft. elevation in a mixed stand Abies grandis, Lithocarpus densiflora, and Pseudotsuga menziesii".

New one on me, Darvin.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-26 08:01:06 CST (+0800)

Do you know the host plant?