Observation 195040: Phaeogyroporus sudanicus (Har. & Pat.) Singer

When: 2014-12-28

Collection location: Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)

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Hi Martin,
By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2015-01-03 03:17:02 CST (-0600)

Yes, I have heard of Phlebopus sudanicus. In the new field guides the name has changed according to the author to Phaeogyroporus sudanicus.(Pocket Guide – Mushrooms of South Africa – Marieka GryzenHout)

Phlebopus colossus is still a member of the Phlebopus group as far as I can detect.

Phaeogyroporus sudanicus is quite common here in the summer after good rains. They seem to appear in the exact same locations every year. I have also managed to culture the mushroom on agar plates. Some specimens seem to stain blue when bruised. Some african cultures consume it for its apparent hallucinogenic properties.

Hi Glen
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-12-28 18:54:19 CST (-0600)

I just noticed the observations you have posted with this name. Wow, and no comments on what is apparently a very rare mushroom, at least it is rare to non-existent in Europe and the States! I don’t understand why not as this has interesting morphology, at least relative to the subname gyroporus. I discovered the name in Mycobank, the most recent record is 1944, but in Index Fungorum there is reference to an updated name in 1954. It indicates the current name as Phlebopus sudanicus.


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