Observation 151732: Chroogomphus tomentosus (Murrill) O.K. Mill.

Growing under a Sitka Spruce, crust crown both on the new ones and older. Looks some what like a Phylloporus rhodoxanthus but the gills are not yellow.



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Info reference?
By: Richard Bishop (Leciman)
2013-11-13 02:07:38 CST (-0500)


I’m wondering if you have a reference that I could obtain that gives the Chroogomphus associates?

I’ve always thought of C. tomentosus as a Doug Fir associate but there is usually Hemlock around also so I suppose it could be.

C. tomentosus
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-11-10 23:47:44 CST (-0500)

is associated with Boletus mirabilis, which is a hemlock associate.

Any Suillus in the area?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-11-10 22:25:06 CST (-0500)

Chroogomphus is typically parasitic on a Suillus that is symbiotic on the conifer and the two mushrooms often fruit at the same time. I had realized that C. tomentosus is associated with spruce since most of the genus is associated with pines.

BTW, the tell tail characteristics of this species are the fuzzy (tomentose) cap, the strongly decurrent gills, black spores (note the black in the gills of the individual on the left), and orange flesh. Also they never bleed like a Lactarius.

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