When: 2007-06-04

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

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

North American Boletes was used to key this striking bolete.

4-11-2021….found better photos.

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Noah and Walt are determined
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2010-02-21 22:37:42 GMT (+0000)

to keep me honest, especially when foraging out of my territory.
Re-examining my 2007 notes and looking at my old spore print, I can’t argue against Xanthoconium purpureum. The spore print was very sparse but initially I had written “pinkish” for spore color. Looking at it today, it could be considered pale yellow ochre.
That and the color of the pores, (white, not avellaneous or brown) as well as the coloring of the stipe and white base, would seem to indicate Xanthoconium purpureum over Tylopius rubrobrunneus.
Too bad I did not note the taste at the time. The Tylopilus would have been bitter.

This could be
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-21 13:27:46 GMT (+0000)

something in the T. badiceps-ferrugineus group…