Observation 198878: Tylopilus P. Karst.

Found in open Eucalyptus forest floor area in gravel like soil. Cap light brown to off white in sections with peripheral warts showing on cap. Stipe had similar colouring with some peeling effect visible. Base of fungy showed tendency towards being bulbous. Recent rain on stipe made it feel slightly slimy. One mature specimen had a strong unpleasant unidentifiable sharp odour.

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Fungi condition

I noticed that this fungi deteriorated very quickly, although being substantially firm at time of find.. Specimens commenced to deteriorate by releasing a strong “Fishy” aroma. This aroma becomes almost overbearing in a confined area. During deterioration the stipes softens and also becomes jelly like starting with a small area and then enlarging. I did not keep any specimens that displayed obvious deterioration. This did occur within approximately 4-5hrs after collection. These are add on notes in reference to Roy’s comment regarding condition of the basidiomes. Hope this is somewhat helpful in further case studies.

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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-04-06 12:59:53 PDT (-0700)

I thought this was a Tylopilus of the balloui group. No, the spores are not ovoid to bean-shped. Rather they are long, cylndrical things more like those of a Fistulinella. The basidiomes appear to have suffered from local environmental conditions.

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