Observation 80507: Turbinellus kauffmanii (A.H. Sm.) Giachini

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Recognized by sight: young fruit body stained lavender.

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A. H. Smith
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-10-25 19:05:44 CDT (-0500)

Check out Smith in the original publication. Mycologia 39: 516
The lamellae in young caps staining vinaceous brown.

good to know…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-25 12:57:42 CDT (-0500)

Other PNW folks also claimed to sometimes see that staining.

Index Fungorum still lists Gomphus floccosus as the preferred name, BTW.
Guess that it takes a while for these changes to percolate through the myco-world, even at the professional level.

Else did rush to correct me when I referred to my scaly chanterelle as a (gasp!) Gomphus at the last BAMS meeting, though!

Before I get all cozy wit it, I’m waiting to see Turbinellus used in our next CA field guide. Pick one; I know of at least four in the works!

The work
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-10-25 12:44:32 CDT (-0500)

of Admir Giachini (in which Turbinellus becomes our favored name), mentions that the hymenium ‘occasionally’ stains vinaceous.

index fungorum…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-25 09:02:32 CDT (-0500)

isn’t up to date with this name, either! ;)

so, more to the point, what about that weird violet staining? anybody else seen this in Gomphus sp.?

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