Observation 8917: Gyroporus castaneus (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2008-08-09

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

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

No idea what these are. Small guys, only 2-inches tall, white pores. Hope someone knows east coast stuff better than I do…

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-9% (2)
Recognized by sight: Soft with pores.
-29% (3)
Recognized by sight: almost identical to T. badiceps, but a sl. redder cap, inrolled in youth (shown); pores become depressed at stipe w/age. Best to do the microscopy (spores larger in ferug.) and chemical tests to be sure!

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Did it have a hollow stipe?
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-02-06 21:41:53 PST (-0800)

I know it’s been a while since you collected it but I’m not going to find any boletes for a quite a few months so I may as well go collecting on MO.

Anyway, I think it’s a Gyroporus. The way it’s cracking- especially on the cap and the smooth stipe.

Yes, I do remember seeing a felleus-like thing, but couldn’t find it. 8915 is it
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-08-12 08:25:39 PDT (-0700)

Yes, I do remember seeing a felleus-like thing, but couldn’t find it. 8915 is it

Obs. 8915
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-12 08:04:38 PDT (-0700)

Does the comment apply to observation 8915? That was a probably Tylopilus with a strongly reticulate stipe. Actually I found these two together with the other Tylopilus, I had put them in together in the field, and when I got back, I saw they were different, because the stipe was smooth in these, and strongly reticulate in the others (and the colors are darker here).

Indeed, withdrawing T. felleus
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-08-12 07:20:31 PDT (-0700)

Yep, I didn’t look ta the stipe features.

Can’t be felleus; stipe not prominantly reticulate.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-12 07:10:03 PDT (-0700)

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