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Truncocolumella citrina
citrine false truffle, stalked yellow Trunc
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Broad Broad

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: They are edible, but are reported to have little flavor.

Description:
Edibility:

They are edible, but are reported to have little flavor.

Identification Notes:

Truncocolumella citrina has a yellow felty peridium and the gleba is gray to olive or brown, chambered, with a distinctive pale yellow to yellow columella. The spores and most other features are very similar to to those of rhizopogons; the major difference is the presence of a columella. T. citrina is common under Douglas-fir on the west side of the Cascades crest and also extends into interior conifer forests as far as the Rocky Mountains. The potato-like fruitbodies often be found partially exposed at the surface of the soil or litter.

Accepted Name:
Truncocolumella citrina Zeller

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Truncocolumella citrina in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Truncocolumella citrina photos.

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