Observation 70135: Paragyrodon sphaerosporus (Peck) Singer

When: 2011-06-25

Collection location: Monticello, Wright Co., Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)

Specimen available

Growing seemingly solo among leave debris. The veil is quite thick and elastic and, as you can see, the whole fruit bruised brown pretty quickly. Very interesting shape to the pores. The fruit is quite heavy and dense feeling for its size. When I got them home, I noted the veil could be peeled almost in one piece from the body and cap leaving a very King Bolete looking cap. The caps were tacky before removing the veil and not tacky after. Cutting it in half reveals a solid fruit throughout Stipe and cap.

I have 3 fresh specimens.



Proposed Names

54% (1)
Recognized by sight
94% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: these are pale and early in the season but it is a distinctive bolete.

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Dead on Walt
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2011-06-25 17:45:35 CDT (-0400)

I’m giving it a taste test as I write. The flavor is mild and pleasant and the texture is just slightly slimy—-not enough to be off-putting to most.

53957 is a similar obs.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-25 17:35:47 CDT (-0400)

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