Observation 98356: Tylopilus alboater (Schwein.) Murrill

When: 2012-06-23

Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were found in the Big Sandy Creek Unit.
Whitish flesh turned reddish when cut.

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I guess one can make a case for T. griseocarneus
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-09-10 03:36:39 SAST (+0200)
and you right coast folk see these more often than I do. However, the reticulation on the stipe is not very obvious or prominent and besides the characteristic you mentioned(pore color), the Bessette Bolete book notes that T. alboater’s cap is “…often covered with a thin whitish bloom when young.” The first photo, I believe, seems to show that fairly well.
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-09-10 03:16:19 SAST (+0200)

I am gravitating more toward T. alboater, too, but… Your mushrooms appear to be reticulate at the upper section of the stipe — the reticulation is rather coarse and pronounced in the younger specimen. The sandy-soil habit is also in favor of T. griseocarneus. On the other hand, the pore surface looks right for alboater, but is too light for griseocarneus

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