This is a newly discovered species of Leucangium, recently named L. brunneum.
It has been
collected occasionally over the last 10 years, but in 2004 was fruiting in abundance. It is found
Douglas-fir stands in the western Cascades and the Coast Range. It has a reddish-brown exterior with
a granular texture and a grey marbled interior, and is being called the "Oregon Brown Truffle" in the field.
They are typically 1-2 inches in diameter, and their scent can be strongly garlicky! We would like to
the extent of its range, so if you find some kindly send us a sample with a