Observation 31791: Tylopilus rubrobrunneus Mazzer & A.H. Sm.
When: 2009-07-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cap width 5 cm incurved margin slightly velvety red brown chocolate dry. pore surface tan turning brown towards the stem pores attached to stem. staining brown slowly Stem Base bulbous becoming 6 cm. Base size larger than the cap size. The bulbous bass starts tapering to 3 cm at the cap. tan with chocolate striation. weakly reticulated, stem bruising brown. Flesh tan turning brown where exposed to air. Taste Bitter no odor
Found growing under Beech with Oak Hickory near by, north facing hill side. The way the base is resembles Tylopilus intermedius. But the cap is different.

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It’s not unusual.
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-01-10 23:33:28 CST (-0600)

this mushroom will have big bulbous stipes at times. We had some giant ones at the COMA foray last year, over a foot tall and the stipe was 4.5" thick at the base. This one pictured is about 2.5 inches across at the base
http://mushroomobserver.org/24841?search_seq=1182493
it will at times also have a equal stipe…

is this typical
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-10 23:09:40 CST (-0600)

Is it typical for T. rubrobrunneus to have such an enlarged bulbous bass? I have found it before but the base was not so enlarged. This was the size of my fist.

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