Name: Gyroporus purpurinus Snell ex Singer
Most Confident Observations:
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Rank: Species

Status: Deprecated

Name: Gyroporus purpurinus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Snell ex Singer

Citation: Farlowia 2(2): 236 (1946)

Preferred Synonyms:Gyroporus purpurinus Singer ex Davoodian & Halling


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Boletales

Family: Gyroporaceae

Genus: Gyroporus

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Cap: 1.5-5 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex or nearly flat in age; dry; bald or slightly velvety; sometimes becoming somewhat wrinkled, or slightly cracked in age (like me, according to my friends); purplish red to purplish pink.

Pore Surface: Whitish at first, becoming pale yellow; not bruising, or bruising slowly brownish; 1-2 circular to angular pores per mm; tubes to 5 mm deep.

Stem: 3-5 cm long; 0.5-1 cm thick; more or less equal; dry; brittle; hollowing; colored like the cap; not bruising; not reticulate; basal mycelium white.

Flesh: White; not staining on exposure.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: Ammonia negative on cap surface and flesh. KOH negative on cap surface; negative to yellowish on flesh. Iron salts negative on cap surface and flesh.

Spore Print: Yellow.

Microscopic Features: Spores 8-10 × 5-6 µ; smooth; ellipsoid; hyaline in KOH. Hymenial cystidia fusoid-ventricose; hyaline in KOH; to about 50 × 10 µ. Pileipellis a trichoderm with fusiform terminal elements 5-20 µ wide.

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