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Xanthoconium purpureum Habitat: Growing at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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Pileus: Reddish brown with pink undertones, smooth, dry. DNS. KOH application &ndash; slow change from dirty brown to neon orange/yellow. Ammonia application &ndash; flashes green and changes to neon orange.<br />
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Pore surface: White, tiny pores. DNS. KOH application &ndash; slow change to pale orange.<br />
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Flesh: White. DNS.<br />
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Stipe: Long, white to blush with strong pink/peach undertones and subtle striations.<br />
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Flavor: Earthy. Fairly pleasant.<br />
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Pileus: Reddish brown with pink undertones, smooth, dry. DNS. KOH application &ndash; slow change from dirty brown to neon orange/yellow. Ammonia application &ndash; flashes green and changes to neon orange.<br />
<br />
Pore surface: White, tiny pores. DNS. KOH application &ndash; slow change to pale orange.<br />
<br />
Flesh: White. DNS.<br />
<br />
Stipe: Long, white to blush with strong pink/peach undertones and subtle striations.<br />
<br />
Flavor: Earthy. Fairly pleasant.<br />
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Xanthoconium purpureum

Habitat: Growing at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

Pileus: Reddish brown with pink undertones, smooth, dry. DNS. KOH application – slow change from dirty brown to neon orange/yellow. Ammonia application – flashes green and changes to neon orange.

Pore surface: White, tiny pores. DNS. KOH application – slow change to pale orange.

Flesh: White. DNS.

Stipe: Long, white to blush with strong pink/peach undertones and subtle striations.

Flavor: Earthy. Fairly pleasant.

Xanthoconium purpureum Habitat: Growing at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
<br />
Pileus: Reddish brown with pink undertones, smooth, dry. DNS. KOH application – slow change from dirty brown to neon orange/yellow. Ammonia application – flashes green and changes to neon orange.<br />
<br />
Pore surface: White, tiny pores. DNS. KOH application – slow change to pale orange.<br />
<br />
Flesh: White. DNS.<br />
<br />
Stipe: Long, white to blush with strong pink/peach undertones and subtle striations.<br />
<br />
Flavor: Earthy. Fairly pleasant.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61507/xanthoconium_purpureum.html Geotagged,Spring,United States,Xanthoconium purpureum

    comments (2)

  1. What a beauty! Posted 6 months ago
    1. I was so lucky to have such a pristine specimen! Posted 6 months ago

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''Xanthoconium purpureum'' is a species of bolete fungus in the genus ''Xanthoconium''. It was described as new to science in 1962 by Wally Snell and Esther Dick in 1962. It is found in eastern North America, where it fruits under oak, sometimes in oak-pine forests.

Similar species: Boletes
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2018. Captured Jun 9, 2018 21:17 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm