Observation 102613: Boletus

When: 2012-07-21

Collection location: Big Ridge State Park, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Looney (GibbiPicasso)

No specimen available

Gregarious in soil in mixed hardwood/hemlock forest



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Thanks, gentlemen!
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2012-07-24 16:47:05 CDT (-0500)

Points well taken. The stipe is reticulate. The cap does seem to be quite red (lacking brown or olive tones). Because of the shadow in this observation it’s a tough call as to exactly how dark red the pores are; and I see a few red-pored obs of B. subvelutipes here on MO by some quite experience boletologists; especially when the cap is still quite convex as in these. Cap color can be quite variable in these and Kuo says the cap can be red, but then again he starts off by wanting to lump the whole group together. Apparently the presence and color of the tomentum on the stipe base needs to be recorded on such specimens as well as the surface texture. Perhaps B. subluridellus or some other from the group? Well, I’m confused. I’ve put off getting Bessette & Roody long enough…

Stipe is reticulate
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-24 07:56:26 CDT (-0500)

Noah’s comments are right on as well. There are 5 species in the key on page 35 of Bessette & Roody. As is too often the case with boletes, your mushroom is not a good fit for any of them.

Cap color is off
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-07-24 06:57:43 CDT (-0500)

as are the really dark red pores.

Why not
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2012-07-23 23:05:44 CDT (-0500)

B. subvelutipes, Walt?

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