Observation 27: Tylopilus porphyrosporus (Fr. & Hök) A.H. Sm. & Thiers
When: 2001-11-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Seen at the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society mushroom fair.

Aug. 12 – Renamed from Tylopilus pseudoscaber based on Darvin deprecating that name in favor of Tylopilus porphyrosporus. It would be interesting to know more about why.

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By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2007-08-13 14:43:31 PDT (-0700)

Bessette etal in North American Boletes does give some addition information,(pages 269-270 under Comments for Tylopilus pseudoscaber). They claim Wolf, Breitenbach and Kranzlin “…have placed Tylopilus pseudoscaber and Tylopilus porphyrosporus in synonomy.” Bessette seems to be favoring T.pseudoscaber.

Tylopilus porphyrosporus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-08-12 21:25:36 PDT (-0700)

Tylopilus pseudoscaber is based on Boletus pseudoscaber which is nom. illeg. according to Wolfe.

Wolfe did not accept the name used by Index Fungorum (listed it as a synonym).
Current name: Porphyrellus porphyrosporus (Fr. & Hök) E.-J. Gilbert 1931

Ernst Both lists both as separate species and does NOT give a clear reason why.

Both, E. E. 1993. The Boletes of North America: A Compendium. Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY. 436p.
Wolfe, Carl B. 1979. Austroboletus and Tylopilus Subgenus Porphyrellus With Emphasis on North American Taxa: Bibliotheca Mycologica Band 69. J. Cramer, Vaduz, Germany. 148p.

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