Observation 82865: Leucogaster rubescens Zeller & C.W. Dodge

When: 2011-11-18

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)

No specimen available

Found in bishop pine duff. Stains/bruises red.

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-27% (1)
Used references: MO MD MW
56% (1)
Used references: Smith, Smith & Weber’s “How to Know the Non-Gilled Mushrooms”, p. 274. While the presence of rhizomorphs on the peridium is suggestive of Rhizopogon, the interior is not. Blown up to maximum, there are no chambers (locules) present. Ergo it cannot be Rhizopogon. The dark “brick red” staining, especially on the peridium when cut, suggests to me that this is an immature Leucogaster rubescens, but without mature gleba or spore-bearing chambers yet. Latex should be present, but sometimes requires more maturity.

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