Observation 87664: Rhizopogon rubescens (Tul. & C. Tul.) Tul. & C. Tul.

When: 2012-02-10

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

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were whiter initially and bruised reddish. Eventually they turned brown.
Spores were ~ 6.0-6.9 X 2.5-3.0 with a couple of oil droplets.
Odor and taste was mild.
Habitat was mixed pine and tanoak.

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It could be a fingerprint
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-02-18 14:19:28 PST (-0800)

as I handled them quite a bit in trying to clean off dirt.
They were lighter in color when I first spotted them.

Is that a fingerprint on the right-hand specimen?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-02-18 12:23:53 PST (-0800)

If so, very likely R. rubescens. Huge (over 1 pound) specimens have been found in southern Oregon associated with both Pinus and Quercus.

In my experience, R. rubescens is usually at least somewhat reddish when found, but quickly bruises deeper red when bruises or even handled.

Created: 2012-02-11 16:38:13 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-02-16 11:28:36 PST (-0800)
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