Bitter Bolete Tylopilus felleus (Bulliard) P. A. Karsten  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on ground or decaying wood in forests.

Description:

Cap: Pink/purple/buff, often slowly stain orange-yellow; Dry, minutely felted, sometimes sticky when wet; convex to flat; margin may be pitted in age; flesh white and spongy, may slowly stain pink when cut. Pores: White becoming pinkish-tan in age; may stain reddish-brown. Stalk: Brown to white above, brown below, may bruise olive-brown; prominent brown reticulation especially over upper third; tapers up (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 25 records in the project database.

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A Bitter Bolete in Howard Co., Maryland (7/5/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/16/2008). Note cut cap showing flesh and pores. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete (pores showing staining) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/16/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/14/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/14/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bitter Bolete in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Bitter Bolete specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/16/2008). Subfusiform, smooth; measured 10.2-13.2 X 3.6-4.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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