This is a new undescribed species of Leucangium, tentatively to be 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