Observation 70231: Tylopilus badiceps (Peck) A.H. Sm. & Thiers

When: 2011-06-26

Collection location: Forest 44 Conservation Area, Saint Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

36% (3)
Recognized by sight: Not bitter tasting
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: Based on the purplish-brown colors and the beveled cap edges I would be more inclined to call it T. badiceps
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Reddish-brown pileipellis and stipe; reticulation on upper half of stipe

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Tylopilus ID
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-06-27 06:38:04 PDT (-0700)

Thank you both for your comments — these two were located around
the same tree, within less than a foot of each other, with more
small ones coming up. I do collect mainly for the pot, but also
like to know what I have when possible. I’ll go back this week
and see what the others look like.

Most common Tylopilus species
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2011-06-26 19:09:38 PDT (-0700)

are fairly easy to ID on the basis of morphology (unless they are battered by the elements), but not the mild tasting badiceps-ferrugineus-indecicus complex! The mature specimen in the second photo has a solid reddish-brown stipe without a white apex and promiment reticulation on the upper half, both fo which are more characteristic of T. ferrugineus than the other two, particularly T. indecisus; however, the edge of the cap appears to be beveled in the first photo, and the young specimen also appears to lack stipal reticulation (photos Nos. 4 & 5), suggesting it could be T. badiceps after all. The bottom line – IMHO, T. indecisus is the least likely candidate of the three, but does any of this really matter if all one cares about is collecting these for the table. :-)

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