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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Boletales: Gomphidiaceae: Chroogomphus vinicolor (Peck) O.K.Mill.

Chroogomphus vinicolor – Pine Spikes

Synonym: Gomphidius vinicolor.

Common name: Pine Spikes.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Chroogomphus vinicolor, commonly known as the wine-cap Chroogomphus or the pine spike, is a species of mushroom in the family Gomphidiaceae. Found in North America and the Dominican Republic, mushrooms grow on the ground under pine trees. Fruit bodies have reddish-brown, shiny caps up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) wide atop tapered stems up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) long. The gills are thick, initially pale orange before turning blackish, and extend a short way down the length of the stem. Although the mushroom is edible, and sold in local markets in Mexico, it is not highly rated. Distinguishing this species from some other similar Chroogomphus species is difficult, as their morphology is similar, and cap coloration is too variable to be a reliable characteristic. C. vinicolor is differentiated from the European C. rutilus and the North American C. ochraceus by the thickness of its cystidial walls.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Huntsville Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-28.htm">December 28, 2013</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Huntsville Park. Texas, December 28, 2013
Location on mapsState Park Road 40, Sam Houston National Forest, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-21.htm">December 21, 2018</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, December 21, 2018
Location on mapsPark Rd 1-A, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on black background in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-21.htm">December 21, 2018</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on black background in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, December 21, 2018
Location on mapsPark Rd 1-A, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) in cross section in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-21.htm">December 21, 2018</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) in cross section in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, December 21, 2018
Location on mapsPark Rd 1-A, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) under pines and oaks in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-21.htm">December 21, 2018</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) under pines and oaks in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, December 21, 2018
Location on mapsPark Rd 1-A, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-23.htm">February 23, 2019</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, February 23, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) under pines on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-02-23.htm">February 23, 2019</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) under pines on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, February 23, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected slippery jack mushrooms Suillus brevipes together with pine spike mushrooms (<B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-15.htm">November 15, 2019</A>
LinkDissected slippery jack mushrooms Suillus brevipes together with pine spike mushrooms (Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 15, 2019
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on a side of a road in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-15.htm">November 15, 2019</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on a side of a road in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 15, 2019
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Pine spike mushrooms (<B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) at a creek crossing in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-15.htm">November 15, 2019</A>
LinkPine spike mushrooms (Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) at a creek crossing in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 15, 2019
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Dissected pine spike mushrooms (<B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-15.htm">November 15, 2019</A>
LinkDissected pine spike mushrooms (Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 15, 2019
Location on mapsState Park Rd 40, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Cap of a pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkCap of a pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkDissected pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Side view of a mature pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkSide view of a mature pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected mature pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, <B>Chroogomphus vinicolor</B>, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkDissected mature pine spike mushroom (wine-cap Chroogomphus, Chroogomphus vinicolor, Gomphidius vinicolor) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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