Observation 9449: Tuber wheeleri

When: 2001-11-05

Collection location: Cape Lookout State Park, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

This is one of the first collections I made after T. wheeleri was first confirmed by Dr. James Trappe. He asked for more collections of this species to add to the OSU Herbarium, and this is what I was able to find Nov. 5, 2001. Note the tiny whitish areas in the gleba of the cut specimen. This is perhaps the most distinquishing feature of T. wheeleri, which in most other respects looks like T. gibbosum.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-23 11:37:41 -05 (-0500)

As reported in The North American Truffler, Vol. 25, Issue 3 October/November: Tuber wheeleri sp.novum, collected Jan 23, 2001 by Adrian Beyerle, is related to Tuber gibbosum but with a peridium of large, rounded cells. (This collection reported from the Alsea Fish Hatchery, OR.)

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