Observation 67625: Tylopilus felleus (Bull.) P. Karst.
When: 2011-05-13
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing alone, from soil, near the base of a pine stump, in mixed woods.

Stipe with net-like reticulations

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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-23 02:35:45 EEST (+0300)

Ive had felleus that was hurtful in terms of bitterness, and mildly present. And more to the point, I think Walts point about peoples ability to taste bitter is more important. That being said, I think smell is subjective, but for me personally, its a huge indication quality.

pore size
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-22 23:43:33 EEST (+0300)

looks OK for felleus

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-05-22 23:35:05 EEST (+0300)

I’ve tasted Tylopilus felleus (or at least what I thought was T. felleus) before and the bitterness was not strong at all, it just tasted bad. I’ll taste the next one I find and see what happens…

Did the tubes on this specimen appear larger than normal to you guys?
They appeared that way to me….

The spore print was pinkish.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-22 18:00:00 EEST (+0300)

Helps with ID but there are other bitter boletes. Also about 20% of men lack the gene for bitter and to them the taste of this species is not distinctive.

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-05-22 17:47:34 EEST (+0300)

The taste of this one is its most distinguishing characteristic.
If you find another, chew on a tiny morsel, and you’ll know right
away. VERY bitter — bring some water to rinse your mouth with!
Not dangerous at all, just bad tasting.

Spore print for Tylopilus felleus is pinkish or flesh colored.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-05-21 05:43:48 EEST (+0300)

I did not taste it.
But I have a spore print…if that helps

Did you …
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-05-21 00:12:49 EEST (+0300)

`… taste it?

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