When: 2009-09-20

Collection location: Big Thicket National Preserve, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

I’m basing my id primarily on the pink spores that match the reference(North American Boletes B-R-B)for size. They were subfusiform and about 9-10 X 3-4 microns. The specimens are fairly mature so I can assume that they could have had deeper purple tints earlier. The stem had white mycelium at the base and no obvious reticulation. The pores showed some light brown bruising.

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Taste unrecorded
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-10-04 05:08:44 HST (-1000)
and I can’t remember. Must have been getting too late in the evening and the chigger bites were starting to bother me.
Did you taste it?
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-10-04 02:05:20 HST (-1000)

was it bitter?