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Xerocomus badius (Fries) Kühn ex Gilbert
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian: Reda. Vicinity of the town of Reda. Dry slopes with cut over forest of Quercus, Pinus, Berberis, Cotoneaster. 29°6'11"N, 99°37'55"E; 3450-3650 m.
On ground in forest of Picea and Quercus at 3500 m. Pileus 5-8 cm in diam., convex, dry, dark brown, margin with purplish tinge. Hymenophore gray brown, becoming dark blue to brown or black when injured. Stipe 7-9 x 1-1.5 cm, subcylindrical, densely covered with fine gray to blackish squamules. Context white, bluing. Taste mild. With a slide.
Zhu-Liang YANG
2329 15 July 1998

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