Observation 8849: Tuber wheeleri

When: 2003-11-03

Collection location: Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Tuber wheeleri is the first species novum named for me, after identification by Dr. James Trappe, professor emeritus at Oregon State University, and long-time scientific advisor for the North American Truffling Society.

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Species notes…
By: Administrator (admin)
2008-08-12 18:40:05 CDT (-0400)

When you add new species it’s great if you go to the page for that name and add any notes, author or citation info you might have. You can get to these pages through the ‘About …’ links on each observation page or entering the name in the name in the Find box and clicking ‘Names’. If there is ambiguity in the name search it will take you to a list of links and you just click the right one. Once you are on the page for a given name, hit the ‘Edit Name’ link and you’ll get a form to add all that additional info. The name page for T. wheeleri is:


I’ve already added the distinguishing features per your (Daniel’s) comment, but I don’t know the author or citation.

T. wheeleri characteristics
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-10 14:56:10 CDT (-0400)

As I recall (its been a few) there are pea-like chambers in the gleba, similar to but not the same as Pisolithus tinctorius. Also the host plant may be either Western hemlock or Sitka spruce, rather uncommon for Tuber species in the PNW.

OK Dan, don’t be shy…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-10 13:00:51 CDT (-0400)

…share the distinguishing features of your namesake fungus! Surely you know them by heart!