Observation 57486: Tricholoma bufonium (Pers.) Gillet

When: 2010-10-29

Collection location: near Zurich, Switzerland [Click for map]

Who: Deckard (Deckard)

No specimen available



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cool Trich!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-30 21:46:33 CDT (-0400)
Else, I’m not so sure
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-10-30 09:40:18 CDT (-0400)

I can’t find the full-text article (Comandini et al.)on the web anymore, but as far as I remember, they didn’t include any Tricholoma bufonium with pine (which is the one I call bufonium, and described to grow with pine) in the study.

It also troubles me, that I have seen collections in herbariums named both sulphureum and bufonium, although they were found in locations with only oak and hazel. I don’t remember how they treated such errors.
So, I’m still not convinced about the synonymy..

Tricholoma bufonium and Tr. sulphureum
By: else
2010-10-29 15:30:08 CDT (-0400)

there is an article on the two taxa: Comandini etal., 2004. Uniting Tricholoma sulphureum and T. bufonium. Mycological Research 108: 1162-1171.
Basically, it turns out that Tr. sulphureum is a variable taxon, both in morphology and in DNA sequences, but that morphological bufonium fits in this variation, and does not form its own group. Hence the two taxa are united.
The authors looked at a lot of characters, including ecology, and morphology of root tips.

They might be…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-10-29 15:21:58 CDT (-0400)

Take a look at:


They kinda look like that, they might be kinda dried out T. sulphureum. Check the odor, they should smell strongly of coal tar.

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