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Xanthoconium purpureum Soft, red, convex cap with a slightly inrolled margin. The pores were white. Stem was white with brownish streaks. It was growing on the ground in a deciduous forest. Geotagged,Summer,United States,Xanthoconium,Xanthoconium purpureum,fungus,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Xanthoconium purpureum

Soft, red, convex cap with a slightly inrolled margin. The pores were white. Stem was white with brownish streaks. It was growing on the ground in a deciduous forest.

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  1. A twinsie to mine! How cute! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Hehe, twinsie power! When I took this shot, I felt for sure that I had seen this mushroom before...Now I know why! Posted 2 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 Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2018. Captured Jul 7, 2018 11:09 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm