Name: Tylopilus badiceps
Author: (Peck) A.H. Sm. & Thiers
Citation: Boletes of Michigan. 122. 1971.
Dry cap finely subtomentose, brown with dull violet tints when young, soon bright rusty brown. Margin of cap usually has characteristic bevel. Mild taste.
Tubes are white at first, developing a pinkish flesh color tone with age, bruises brown.
Stipe ornamentation appears to be variable (reticulate or not).
Cap: 3-10 cm; convex to broadly convex or nearly flat in age, but often with a distinctively folded or creased edge, described as “truncate or beveled” by the original author of the species (see the illustration to the right), creating a flat-sided profile when viewed from the side; dry; finely velvety when young; purple-brown when young, fading to pinkish brown or tan.
Pore Surface: Whitish when young, becoming dingy pinkish tan with age; often bruising brown; pores angular, 1-3 per mm; tubes to about 1 cm deep.
Stem: 4-8 cm long; up to 3 cm thick; more or less equal; smooth; not reticulate; colored like the cap or a little paler—even when young, or brownish; bruising brown and discoloring brown with age or after handling.
Flesh: White; unchanging or staining pinkish to brownish in spots on exposure.
Odor and Taste: Odor often sweet and thick; taste mild.
Chemical Reactions: Ammonia negative to pinkish or dark red on cap (darker when the cap is young and has more purple in it); negative on flesh. KOH grayish to blackish on cap; negative on flesh. Iron salts olive on cap; olive or bluish gray on flesh. (Data from my own collections.)
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