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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Boletales: Boletaceae: Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus (Snell & E.A.Dick) Snell & E.A.Dick

Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus – Violet-gray Bolete

Synonym: Boletus plumbeoviolaceus.

Common name: Violet-gray Bolete.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus (formerly Boletus plumbeoviolaceus), commonly known as the violet-grey bolete, is a fungus of the bolete family. First described in 1936, the mushroom has a disjunct distribution, and is distributed in eastern North America and Korea. The fruit bodies of the fungus are violet when young, but fade into a chocolate brown color when mature. They are solid and relatively large—cap diameter up to 15 cm (5.9 in), with a white pore surface that later turns pink, and a white mycelium at the base of the stem. Like most boletes of genus Tylopilus, the mushroom is inedible due to its bitter taste. A number of natural products have been identified from the fruit bodies, including unique chemical derivatives of ergosterol, a fungal sterol.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Violet-grey bolete mushroom (<B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkViolet-grey bolete mushroom (Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bitter violet-grey bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkBitter violet-grey bolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Group of violet-grey bolete mushrooms (<B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkGroup of violet-grey bolete mushrooms (Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected violet-grey bolete mushrooms (<B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkDissected violet-grey bolete mushrooms (Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bitter bolete mushroom <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> and yellow American blusher (Amanita flavorubens) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-03.htm">June 3, 2018</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushroom Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus and yellow American blusher (Amanita flavorubens) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 3, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bitter bolete mushroom <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B>(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushroom Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected bitter bolete mushroom <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B>(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkDissected bitter bolete mushroom Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Yellow American blusher (Amanita flavorubens), bitter bolete <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B>, and gilled bolete mushrooms Phylloporus foliiporus (Phylloporus rhodoxanthus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-06.htm">June 6, 2018</A>
LinkYellow American blusher (Amanita flavorubens), bitter bolete Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus, and gilled bolete mushrooms Phylloporus foliiporus (Phylloporus rhodoxanthus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bitter bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-06.htm">June 6, 2018</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in area of oxbows in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-29.htm">June 29, 2018</A>
LinkBolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in area of oxbows in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 29, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pair of bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in area of oxbows in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-29.htm">June 29, 2018</A>
LinkPair of bolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in area of oxbows in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 29, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Group of bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in area of oxbows in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-29.htm">June 29, 2018</A>
LinkGroup of bolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in area of oxbows in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 29, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bitter bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in a pine forest on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-30.htm">June 30, 2018</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in a pine forest on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, June 30, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Bitter bolete mushroom <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-13.htm">July 13, 2018</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushroom Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 13, 2018
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Bitter bolete mushrooms <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-18.htm">July 18, 2018</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushrooms Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 18, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bitter bolete mushroom <B>Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus</B> on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkBitter bolete mushroom Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA

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