Observation 74243: Baorangia bicolor (Kuntze) G. Wu, Halling & Zhu L. Yang

When: 2011-08-19

Collection location: Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

I was a bit hesitant about clicking the “I’d call it that.” The staining on the pores is extreme for bicolor. But almost all of the bicolor around here this summer (and there is plenty) has been bruising markedly on the pores. Also, some years (including this one) have seen bicolor specimens (especially young ones) bruising blue on the stipes. I’m noticing these pronounced bruisings on bicolors collected in a variety of habitat.

This collection comes from hemlock/maple/birch woods. No oak or pine nearby either of two patches. Cap surface appears to be a bit shiny on account of being wet from a rain shower.

Cross sectioned mushroom had context much yellower than what the photo shows. My camera seems to be “yellow challenged.”



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29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Distinctive red on >60% of stipes. Shallow tubes. Yellow context that stains faintly and slowly (if at all). No smell of meat or bouilon. Found in setting where I have collected bicolor many times.

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