Observation 26489: Xanthoconium purpureum Snell & E.A. Dick

When: 2006-07-04

Collection location: Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

Growing from under a crumbling tree log. Could be from the ferrugineus/badiceps/indecisus cluster, as my notes say it was mild tasting.

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Different collections
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-10-10 20:39:13 CDT (-0500)

Bill, observations Nos. 26489, 26523 and 26524 came from diffent geographical locations, i.e., different parks (same year and month, though, but different dates!). Also, take a look at my most recent post, 26526, read the notes therein, and compare it with the other three. Thanks.

26524 looks like X
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-10-10 20:16:31 CDT (-0500)

purpureum to me as well but 26523 is not so definative. Are they from the same collection?


Thanks for your
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-10-10 19:20:35 CDT (-0500)

input, Bill, — you could well be right about this one being X. purpureum. What is your take on observations #26523 & #26524?

I can see why you lean to Tylopilus
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-10-10 18:18:51 CDT (-0500)

because of the “apparent” pink tones to the pore surface in the third pic…but that sure looks like Xanthoconium purpureum to me.

Bill Yule

By: Dave in NE PA
2009-10-10 08:51:45 CDT (-0500)

has the pungent molasses like odor.

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