Observation 8915: Tylopilus felleus (Bull.) P. Karst.

When: 2008-08-09

Collection location: Kinns Rd. Park, Clifton Park, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Just guessing really on the genus, but these might be a Tylopilus? I need help on east coast Boletales…

These were mild tasting, and there were no staining reactions. The pores are pink when cut.

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Proposed Names

53% (3)
Recognized by sight: Soft with pores that start light, and darken in age.
32% (4)
Recognized by sight: brown staining on pore surface.
Used references: bessettes big bolete book.
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Classic Bitter Bolete

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Not felleus!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-12 23:48:33 CST (+0800)

Felleus has a fat, bulbous stipe, and a pinkish or reddish purple cap when young. Closer to indecisus, but I’m open to eastern bolete expert opinion; that would NOT be me!

Taste can separate felleus and indecisus
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-08-12 23:28:19 CST (+0800)

I can’t decide between indecisus and felleus frankly. They are all so similar — even in the field I stare at them. Here is where the taste is key – did you take the dry material with you? Nib on it. If bitter felleus, otherwise indecisus.

close to tree
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-08-11 13:55:43 CST (+0800)

Wow that is really growing close to the tree, it must be the end of the season for this species there. I am pretty sure you are right about it being Tylopilus.

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