Observation 105219: Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus (Snell & E.A. Dick) Singer

When: 2012-08-12

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Striking color.

KOH: yellow on cap; pores whiten; cap context light grayish; stipe yellow; stipe context negative.

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Well, Walt…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-04-05 02:06:11 CDT (-0400)

You’ve got me thinking about this one. Young tight buttons like these can be misleading. Plumbeoviolaceus is not a species that I know very well. The trail where I found these is one of my favorite collecting areas in Hickory Run. Hope to find more and look at some spores.

Hi Dave
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-04 23:24:55 CDT (-0400)

I’m on thin ice on this one. What points me to T. violatinctus is the lack of contrasting color of the cap and stem.

Walt, can you point out anything…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-04-04 00:54:11 CDT (-0400)

about this one that suggests violatinctus? I had thought the dark color matched with plumbeoviolaceus.

Difficult to get spores from tight buttons like these.

Mixed woods without oak; mainly birch, maple, hemlock, and some beech.

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