Observation 9589: Leucangium carthusiana

When: 2002-01-19

Seen at: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

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Photo of mostly mature Leucangium carthusiana. Note the plump nearly globose specimens, and the dark peridium of the uncut specimen. Also note the black interiors of the gleba. It takes several weeks for Leucangium carthusiana to mature completely, but the aroma produced attracks animals and insects to eat it. The black areas are where it has healed itself, producing more minute black warts, sometimes within the sporocarp itself! This is the best eating truffle in the world in my opinion, but also the most perverse truffle to use, since it can go off in literally hours from removal from the ground.

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