Baorangia bicolor (Kuntze) G. Wu, Halling & Zhu L. Yang
Scott Pavelle MUOB 244233
Verbatim Date: 2016-7-13
United States, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, North Park
These were found about ½ mile away from observation 244232, at the Deer Browse 2 shelter rather than the Round Top shelter. Both have been regularly identified as "bicolors" but I do not think they are the same species. The red on these is just a little pinker, the stems are uniformly clavate/bulbous, the flesh is much denser, and they react to the dryness with caps that fissure rather than just growing pale. In addition, the tube layers on those were thin (around 2 mm) but the tubes on these are vanishingly tiny (around ¾ mm) even though these are physically larger. To be fair, the chemical tests yielded almost identical results and I leave open the possibility that this patch simply produces vastly larger versions of the same mushroom, which I have only gotten to see in baby form.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 121e7c71-4a0d-4ac6-99d2-681772108cc6