Observation 24295: Tylopilus felleus (Bull.) P. Karst.
When: 2009-08-13
Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-62% (3)
Recognized by sight
36% (8)
Recognized by sight: sure of the genus but not the species :)

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Irene, it probably is different.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-12 13:26:09 EST (-0500)

Bessettes and Roody describe the cap as pinkish to reddish purple when young.
Kuo says it is brown to tan.
Smith & Thiers have it as wood brown to cinnamon.
Wikipedia has it grey yellow to pale brown.
Funga Nordica says sienna to fulvous to snuff brown.
It (whatever it is!) is very common here under hemlock and other conifers. It does not usually have reddish tints but it can.
Now that I’ve cleared that up!!

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-03-12 10:03:38 EST (-0500)

an open question if this purple “felleus” is the same as the european felleus..
It’s very common in Fennoscandia. Old or young – I have never seen a trace of pink or purple hues on it. Except for the tubes, of course.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2011-03-12 08:52:30 EST (-0500)

It was bitter.Thanks

Was taste
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-03-11 20:16:42 EST (-0500)

recorded? Other than felleus, the only other strongly reticulate Tylopilus I have found here in PA and NY are mild-tasting.

I’d rather
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-03-11 03:52:44 EST (-0500)

think of this as an intermediate between felleus and some of the purple species you have in USA (badiceps etc..)

If this was in a coniferous habitat
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-10 13:25:46 EST (-0500)

I would agree with T. felleus.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2011-03-10 12:13:28 EST (-0500)

I’ll have to disagree with you on that one Irene, Tylopilus felleus are often reddish-purple when young and with this degree of stipe reticulation I’d be interested to know what else you think it could be. Also, this was found in the same area of several of my other Tylopilus felleus finds.


Did you guys really feel the need to give it an “as if” vote? lol

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-10 12:04:16 EST (-0500)
I can’t agree
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-03-10 11:00:13 EST (-0500)

with Tylopilus felleus.
You will probably find a better name among the more or less purplish (american)species of Tylopilus.

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