Observation 51159: Gautieria Vittad.

When: 2010-08-21

Collection location: Cracker Lake Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA [Click for map]

48.78231° -113.62772°

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

Specimen available

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Gautieria sp.
By: Michael Castellano (trufflercaz)
2012-10-10 13:30:27 CDT (-0500)


see my comment for the other Gautieria collection.


for my information-Packaged it and going to send it to Matt Sep 22 210
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-09-22 21:42:24 CDT (-0500)
Gautieria monticola also noted for yellowish spores with longitudinally ridges.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-08-26 01:49:59 CDT (-0500)

Closer examination of spores, and comparing them to known Rhizopogon species not a match. Rhizopogon spores NEVER have longitudinal ridges. Even though I don’t see a columella in the photos showing gleba, specimen and spores are more closely related to Gautieria than Rhizopogon.

A feature lacking from obs. 51157, though.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-08-24 15:47:40 CDT (-0500)

Gautieria has a columella which should be visible in almost every cross-section of the sporocarp. I don’t see any in this collection, though.

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-08-24 11:21:23 CDT (-0500)

how perspicacious Darv I took a look at the spores after looking at the spores of the specimen on this observation " http://mushroomobserver.org/51157?q=1Uyj "
and they look exactly the same…. I will upload pictures shortly

I believe it was under some kind of spruce tree
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-08-23 10:16:19 CDT (-0500)
Agree. Need spores.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-08-23 01:19:02 CDT (-0500)

But I’m willing to concur with Rhizopogon. I cannot say why, because I have never seen the species I’m about to suggest, but I keep thinking Rhizopogon saleobrosus. On enlarged photo, rhizomorphs visible on peridium, which doesn’t have much of a peridium: the scattered rhizomorphs appear barely netlike, leaving the gleba nearly fully exposed. This is atypical of most (but not all) Rhizopogons. I have never collected under Balsam fir, so I should not give an opinion. No columella visible to my eye.

Not right
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-08-22 22:14:35 CDT (-0500)

Doesn’t look like a pogie. Not sure what it is. Photos of spores would help.

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