Observation 148067: Coltricia perennis (L.) Murrill

When: 2013-10-07

Collection location: Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area, Manitoba, Canada [Click for map]

50.2391° -96.5735° 283m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

Growing from mossy/ lichenful floor of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) forest (most of area is mixedwood, but this part was coniferous).

Did not cut open, did not seem to bruise (at least not immediately), colour stayed similar after drying. I nibbled a corner and there may have been a peppery taste in my mouth after waiting a couple minutes (after rinsing). I’m less experienced with boletes, so it could be something else (zonate cap doesn’t match?) – suggestions welcome! :)

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-28% (1)
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Used references: Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada (George Barron 1999)
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By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2013-10-11 22:24:37 CDT (-0500)

Coltricia perennis is a much better fit… especially for the zoning. I checked pore size and other dimensions and the habitat is a perfect fit (sandy soil under conifers) (Barron 1999). The area is known for having sandy soil. The pepper taste was in my head I think.

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