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Deer Truffle

Elaphomyces sp.


An undescribed species from Elaphomyces muricatus group. The outside was a rusty brown, but it is hard to see because it was covered in dirt. The fungus to the right of it in the second photo is Tolypocladium bulbosum, which is a parasite of Elaphomyces. This species of Elaphomyces grows underground and has an ectomycorrhizal association with Quercus and Pinus spp.


Sandy ground near an oak tree at Sweetwater Preserve.


Spotting of the Tolypocladium Fungus here:

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City of Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2020
Submitted on Feb 18, 2020

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