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Deer Truffle

Elaphomyces sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Sandy ground near an oak tree at Sweetwater Preserve.

Notes:

Spotting of the Tolypocladium Fungus here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19...

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Machi
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Machi

City of Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

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

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