Collection location: Upper Lake, Lake Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Interior soft and gel-filled chambers. Exterior felt-like reddish brown. Under oak.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:13 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Upper Lake, Lake Co.,California, USA’ to ‘Upper Lake, Lake Co., California, USA’
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unusual. Typically Melanogasters have some of the strongest aromas of hypogeous fungi, including truffles. Welles Bushnell, one of the premier truffle hunters of NATS, found a Melanogaster in Yellowstone National Park that almost drove him from his car when the specimen was placed in the trunk during a warm day. Odor said to be strongly of roofing tar or asphalt.
The scent of the fresh material was mild and so was the flavor of the butter.
These truffles where within two feet of a diciduous oak (Oregon white I think). I have sliced and dryed a specimen with detailed info on the collection site. If any one is interested, I can mail this sample.
then important to collect more and preserve a voucher collection.
Created: 2010-04-07 20:49:49 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2010-08-13 21:07:13 CDT (-0500)
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