Observation 74608: Tylopilus violatinctus T.J. Baroni & Both

When: 2011-08-24

Collection location: Day Pond State Park, Colchester, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

From left to right. KOH, NH4OH, NH4OH, KOH, on T. violatinctus. NH4OH, KOH, NH4OH, KOH, on T. plumbeoviolaceus

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The two mushrooms on the left:
Pinkish-lilac colors when young, eventually fading to brownish or purplish-brown. Pores going from pinkish-lilac to drab pink. Taste very bitter. Growing in mixed hardwoods under oak and beech
75% (2)
Recognized by sight: The two mushrooms on the right:
Bright purple stipe when young, fading to purplish gray, dark purple gray cap fading to brownish-gray to dark gray. White pores becoming pinkish to dingy pink. Taste very bitter. Growing in mixed hardwoods under oak and beech.

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Thanks Noah.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-26 02:06:52 JST (+0900)

There are some in my yard now; hopefully a few not way past prime.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-08-25 20:59:18 JST (+0900)

violatinctus does have a whitish pore stage. They usually start off pinkish-lilac like these, become faint pinkish-white and become pinkish-buff as the spores mature.

Handle the stipes on them and see what happens, rubrobrunneus stipes will go dirty olive after a few hours.

So do
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-25 20:50:11 JST (+0900)

the pores of violatinctus have a white (whitish) stage?

Nice post. Very helpful.

There’s these Tylos that just keep coming on my lawn (wood border). You’ve seen them here. The problem is that it’s a bit difficult for me to say whether the stipes are purplish, or brown. So I’m stuck between violatinctus and rubrobrunneus. But these boletes have whitish pores when young.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-08-25 20:48:17 JST (+0900)

The real trick is trying to tell the old ones with the blown out colors apart… When they are young like this it’s easy.

Awesome OB!
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-08-25 20:42:32 JST (+0900)

Now were talking…. Esp since many people lump these two together, now they can recognize the differences back to back. We can have a whole series as such eventually.

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