Observation 9711: Tuber oregonense Trappe, Bonito & P. Rawl.

When: 2001-12-11

Collection location: Clark Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:26 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Clark Co., WA’ to ‘Clark Co., Washington, USA

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T. oregonense in situ
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-20 18:40:40 -05 (-0500)

Many people ask what I look for when truffle hunting. This is the best example: an animal which has dug down perhaps 1/2 an inch to unearth a truffle that is larger than he can eat in one sitting. Only a small portion of the truffle has been eaten. It is likely the animal (California Red-backed vole?) will be back for at least another meal or two from this rather large T. oregonense. You can the mushrump produced by the truffle pushing duff up several inches. The yellow knife in foreground is 3.5 inches long when folded. That should also give some indication of just how large this flavorful T. oregonense really is.

Created: 2008-08-20 18:36:46 -05 (-0500)
Last modified: 2011-04-05 13:49:15 -05 (-0500)
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