When: 2008-08-02

Collection location: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

The brief violaceus bruising of the pore surface is so fleeting that I needed to point and click the camera very quickly after having run the knife blade over the pores. Both the violaceus and deep blue tones are seen in the first photo. The violet changes to blue.


Copyright © 2009 Dave in NE PA
Copyright © 2009 Dave in NE PA

Proposed Names

92% (3)
Recognized by sight: Intense blue staining of all parts. Brief/fleeting violcaeus bruising of pore surface.
Used references: Bessette/Bessette/Fischer

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
Can I use this?
By: Andy (enderwilson)
2010-11-25 01:25:50 CET (+0100)

The second photo is a nice example of Gyroporus. Would it be OK for me to borrow this for a publication? Of course I would give you appropriate credit for the photo.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-23 04:09:32 CET (+0100)

Wow, that sharpie-dark staining is really stunning against such pale flesh- Cool mushroom!

Thanks for getting the violet staining, now I understand why the image is a bit blurry- ’cause you had to take the photo so quick.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-02-23 02:51:45 CET (+0100)

Yeah, Bluing Gyroporus seems to be pretty sporadic here in NE PA. But I usually find some G. cyanescens whenever I’m in Vermont. I had not ever before noticed the fleeting violet staining; so I’m not sure yet if this is an uncommon variety for me. But I think that most of what I have found around here are the basic bluing variety.

violaceous staining
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-23 02:48:41 CET (+0100)

Thanks for taking the time to document the violet staining – it would have been easy but less informative to simply mention it – the photo with both hues is great for comparison.

Nice find
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-02-23 02:42:47 CET (+0100)

I found some nice collections of this beautiful bolete last year but went about five years without seeing it before that.