Proposed Names

20% (2)
Recognized by sight: Collected by Erin Blanchard
Used references: Trappe, Matt, Frank Evans and James Trappe.  2007.  Field Guide to North American Truffles.  Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA.  136p.
42% (3)
Used references: Mike Wood and Dennis Desjardin suggested this species. It turned out to be immature so it was not fully confirmed by microscopy, but strongly suspected.

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a better fit…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-11 05:41:03 CEST (+0200)

conifer tree associate, general shape works.
Hydnotrya lacks hyphal tuft at base (or at least, one isn’t mentioned as occuring).
Color pinkish-brown to brown; odor and taste mild?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-06-11 04:02:05 CEST (+0200)

Oh, sorry if you suggested that too. I kept forgetting the name. I don’t remember any Oak trees nearby, but I could have missed one perhaps.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-06-11 03:56:40 CEST (+0200)

Yeah – Hydnotrya is what I called it when I first saw it in your hand. After looking at photos, I think Genea looks like a better fit.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-06-11 03:49:42 CEST (+0200)

Found at Mitrula Marsh under Pine and Fir. Growing about 4 inches underground in decomposed conifer litter and not attached at any point. No base, the fungus is hollow with a small hole in one side.

where was this collected?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-11 02:57:26 CEST (+0200)

Wild Rose? according to Trappe et al, it is an oak associate.
odor? did the base have a hyphal tuft?

another cool truffle!