This is the newly described genus and species Kalapuya brunnea, also known as
the Oregon Brown
It was thought to be a new species of Leucangium, but DNA analysis clearly indicates that it
is a distinct genus.
It is found in young 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. They are typically 1-2
inches in diameter, and
their scent can be strongly garlicky! We would like to learn
the extent of its range,
so if you find some kindly send us a sample with a