Observation 111130: Gyroporus castaneus (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2012-09-19

Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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Could be, but…
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-09-24 20:18:41 CDT (-0400)

…Michael Kuo has doubts about its classification as a separate species. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/gyroporus_purpurinus.html

“frankly have real doubts about its status as a separate “species”; not a lot, other than the color, separates it from Gyroporus castaneus, which is much more common and which, as its name suggests, is brown. Neither testing chemical reactions nor microscopic analysis provides a better means of separating the two mushrooms than simply observing that one is purplish red and the other is brown."

By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2012-09-24 19:48:03 CDT (-0400)

are these as reddish as they appear in the photo? Could they be Gyroporus purpurinus? The stem in the second shot looks more brown like G. castaneus.

Created: 2012-09-24 19:39:03 CDT (-0400)
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