Observation 105747: Boletus pallidus Frost

When: 2012-08-16

Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 515. Also obs. on MO.

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I agree with IG
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-08-17 21:05:45 EDT (-0400)

I find B. pallidus to very consistent and this looks almost too interesting. It could be partially infected with hypomyces. The pores are bigger, brighter, the stipe base broader than I would expect, yet it could be B. pallidus.., I have seen young B. pallidus with a soft white bloom on the cap many times.

mixed woods
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-08-17 21:01:13 EDT (-0400)

oak and white pine.

B. pallidus
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-08-17 20:35:42 EDT (-0400)

The cap color and bluing yellow-green pores are dead on; the stipe is browinish on white background, consistent with specimens developing brown stains in age. And yet, a couple of things don’t wash. The stipe is not glabrous enough — I can see some texture on the lower portion — and the habitat is coniferous (I not a single broadleaf on the ground).

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