Observation 99302: Tylopilus P. Karst.

When: 2012-06-24

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

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were found in the Big Sandy Creek Unit.
Caps were up to ~ 10 cm across.
The taste was bitter.
Spores were ~ 8.9-11.0 X 3.9-4.0 microns and subfusoid.
I suspect these are aged equivalents to my MO 26203 and to what was called Tylopilus “purple cap group A” in Texas Mushrooms by the Metzlers.
Tylopilus violatinctus seems close and perhaps what that unnamed species became in 1998.

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The photos were taken under the same
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-07-16 22:42:40 CDT (-0500)

lighting conditions. The only change was that I flipped the specimens.
I’m pretty confident these were the same species so the color differences of the caps most likely represents their inherent variability.

Colors in top picture
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-07-16 22:08:24 CDT (-0500)

They look like T. alboater there — dark chocolate brown. The cap colors are totally different in the second photo!

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