Observation 9642: Tylopilus felleus (Bull.) P. Karst.

When: 2008-08-19

Collection location: Southeastern Wilton, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: FunGuy

No specimen available


Image looking down at cap

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Recognized by sight: The white pores and bread-crust brown cap suggest B. edulis. The pores are a little too brown in my opinion for edulis, but not white enough for B. barrowsii. I’m not sure B. barrowsii has been found in NY.
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Check out the black reticulation on the stipe
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-08-20 10:33:19 -05 (-0500)

I think I’m with Irene. The black reticulation on the stipe is a character of the bitter Tylopilus felleus, which is not uncommon in the eastern U.S. The pores being white at first is another common character of Tylopilus. I do think I see a little pinkish tint on the pores in the middle image. I think T. felleus is an active possibility here.

So far as I know, Boletus barrowsii is limited to the SW U.S. and, maybe(?), the southern Rockies. Can someone help with better B. barrowsii range info?

By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-08-20 10:27:36 -05 (-0500)

There is a bunch of similar looking Tan & White colored Boletes in the East. Taste is an important characteristic — if bitter than the choices are narrowed to a few members of Tylopilus.

Tylopilus felleus?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-08-19 15:34:28 -05 (-0500)

Still too young to see what colour the tubes will get, but I can imagine that they could become pink.

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