When: 2009-08-04

Collection location: central New Jersey, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: tangoking (tangoking)

No specimen available

Habitat: Central NJ, U.S.A., on a lawn.
Gills: Pores. White aging to light pink.
Stem: 5-10cm long, 1-3cm wide, streaked, mostly brown, with a slight pinkish/reddish tint.
Cap: 5-12cm, brown, smooth, slightly velvety, convex cap.
Spore print color: in progress
Bruising: None

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Central New Jersey, U.S.A.’ to ‘Central New Jersey, New Jersey, USA’


Proposed Names

52% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Audubon Guide to Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms
21% (2)
Recognized by sight: Taste tested a tiny bit and spit it out: EXTREMELY BITTER.
Used references: Audubon Guide to Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1992

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Probably not T. rubrobrunneus
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-05 11:42:09 CDT (-0400)

I would agree also — I’ve seen T. rubrobrunneus, it has a lovely, velvety maroon purple cap, especially when young. In age, it gets browner and paler.

T. plumbeoviolaceus
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-08-05 09:48:24 CDT (-0400)

I’m with Noah on this one. The color combo of lead-colored cap (plumbeo) and purple/violet stipe (violaceus) and bitterness all say Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus.

Horribly Bitter =-(
By: tangoking (tangoking)
2009-08-05 00:08:24 CDT (-0400)

Oh what a shame that that this beautiful mushroom is so bitter! The flesh is beautiful, pure white, firm… aaargh!

I might say Tylopilus rubrobrunneus; regardless, it is not palatable.

Taste it
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-04 23:51:47 CDT (-0400)

and tell us what it taste like, T. plumpeoviolaceus is very bitter…