Observation 213010: Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus (Snell & E.A. Dick) Singer

When: 2015-08-15

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

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Hemlock near a stream. Some birch present. Bitter. Two collections represented.

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I wondered about…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-17 02:33:03 CDT (-0400)

the purplish pore surface on collection B. My confidence about plumbeoviolaceus comes mainly from the purple stipes. But, collection B shows weaker color on the stipes.

I’m basically still trying to figure out violatinctus, plumbeoviolaceus, and rubrobrunneus.

I see what you mean about habitat, Igor. Plumbeoviolaceus is supposedly a hardwood associate. One area where I believe I have found it is a birch/maple forest with possibly a few oaks in the vicinity. The collections posted in this observation were made in the hemlock/birch areas near the stream where we had hunted together a month or so ago.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-17 01:19:10 CDT (-0400)

My voting confidence is low. The colors are off, especially for collection B (last two pix). I don’t recall ever seeing T. plumbeoviolaceus with the pore surface concolorous with the stipe/cap; I think it’s more common with violatinctus. Hemlock habitat suggest the latter, too. What are your thoughts?

Igor, do you think that both…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-17 01:10:31 CDT (-0400)

collections are T. violatinctus? Labels on photos A or B indicate collections.

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