Observation 44034: Melanogaster Corda

When: 2010-04-07

Collection location: Upper Lake, Lake Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Lawrence (Rondango)

Specimen available

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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Mild odor on Melanogaster
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-03-26 19:16:18 CDT (-0500)

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.

Truffle butter
By: Ron Lawrence (Rondango)
2010-04-12 11:08:42 CDT (-0500)

The scent of the fresh material was mild and so was the flavor of the butter.

Oak, I do believe.
By: Ron Lawrence (Rondango)
2010-04-12 10:59:41 CDT (-0500)

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.

If with oak
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-04-08 23:43:13 CDT (-0500)

then important to collect more and preserve a voucher collection.

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Last modified: 2010-08-13 21:07:13 CDT (-0500)
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