Observation 105505: Boletus L.

As much of the specimen I had to photograph was shown here.

Turned blue at a moderately fast speed (by no means instant), then blue faded to brown on gills over hours/days, and flesh got slight grey, but otherwise light colored (see pics).

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taste & odor:
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2013-05-12 19:17:39 PDT (-0700)

not distinctive

btw, link to video in previous comment

Bolete Video
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2013-05-11 06:18:21 PDT (-0700)

Though I realize w/o the specimen being photoed and videoed the day it was found, and photoed and videoed indoors, there’s always a possibility someone will recognize what this species is from the combo of written info. that includes observations of it on the day found. And so, I now release this video, even w/the odds of an ID being so tiny. BTW, well-cooked, it did not cause any GI upset, but moderately cooked, I’m not sure. So, here’s the video:

yellow pores
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-08-17 08:50:33 PDT (-0700)

Alas, I had no expectation this one was worth posting on MO until recently.

To all those who may have been uncertain, the look of this one was similar to pictured when was very fresh, except its pores were yellow, then went blue from bruising, and finally brownish (as pictured).

Obvious, but noteworthy: Stipe is red, but yellow at the apex. However, flesh isn’t too yellow like bicolor is (at least typically).

Anyone, can bicolor pores get this level of a brownish color after bruising and several days in the fridge?

next time
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-08-16 18:07:34 PDT (-0700)

photograph it the day you find it if you want any chance of IDing the red-capped yellow pored boletes…

date & details
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-08-16 12:01:07 PDT (-0700)

Please note the pictures all were taken ~5 days after finding it. It was refrigerated after much handling, but not breaking the flesh. The breaking was done right before photographing.

When I said it got “grey”, look at the flesh in the picture where it is slightly grey (or maybe a little blue looks kind of grey or grey-blue). This is after the flesh got blue, it then faded to the light-color you see.

no bicolor?
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-08-16 09:03:50 PDT (-0700)

Can bicolor brown after hours or several days (it was more likely days than hours, I think)?

I was very recently told that a bicolor lookalike has been found in the Salmon River area that causes GI issues. I wonder if this is the lookalike.

Other notes on it: It is nice and firm (not soft like most Boletes of this size).

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