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Some depressed capped mushrooms. The gills are sponge like. Tylopilus is a genus of over 100 species of mycorrhizal bolete fungi separated from Boletus. Its best known member is the bitter bolete (Tylopilus felleus), the only species found in Europe. More species are found in North America, such as the edible species T. alboater, and the tropics. Australia is another continent where many species are found. All members of the genus form mycorrhizal relationships with trees. Members of the genus are distinguished by their pinkish pore surfaces.


Growing in my yard.

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SarahWhitt 4 years ago

Thank you, Christine!! Though the ones I looked up don't quite match this one - they don't have the inverted cap. But everything else I read makes me agree with you! ;)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Nice! Compare to Tylopilus sp.

SarahWhitt 4 years ago

Thank you, Neil!! It just popped up in my grass!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

That is incredible. What an amazing mushroom. Nice find, Sarah.

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2017
Submitted on Aug 16, 2017

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