Observation 107235: Boletus variipes Peck

When: 2012-08-26

Collection location: Hollis, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

No specimen available

Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Barrens


Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey

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Both of you
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-08-27 13:27:18 PDT (-0700)

have been extremely helpful. Thank you soo much!

Oh yeah, I understand…
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-08-27 13:15:35 PDT (-0700)

Igor what you meant, those sandy plains have a unique mycoflora much different than what we usually associate the edulis group from… I wasn’t contradicting your comment about sand plains or Boletus variipes in particular, I was adding some information to it.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-08-27 12:17:43 PDT (-0700)

I am not saying B. variipes cannot form a mycorrhiza with the scrub oak. I meant to say that the edulis group doesn’t typically grow in the acidic and porous sandy soil of the coastal plain.

Boletus variipes
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-08-27 12:02:55 PDT (-0700)

seems like a good match. I had this for breakfast; not bad.

I’ve found B. variipes with scrub oak…
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-08-27 11:50:25 PDT (-0700)

…but usually with the Red/scarlet oak cluster.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-08-27 11:16:49 PDT (-0700)

I see you updated your observation with the habitat details. In my experience, boletes from the edulis group don’t grow in the coastal plains populated with pitch pine and scrub oak (I am yet to find my first one here in the NJ Pine Barrens), but there could always be exceptions… T. felleus, however, flourishes in that kind of environment. While I don’t think this is the Bitter Bolete (judging from the pics), just in case give it a try before throwing it into a frying pan. :-)

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-08-27 08:52:11 PDT (-0700)

Thanks guys, glad I brought them home!

I agree
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2012-08-27 08:45:23 PDT (-0700)

with Bill that this one is from the edulis group…

What color are the pores?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-08-27 06:44:45 PDT (-0700)
Something in the B. variipes/nobilis/edulis/seperans group…
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-08-27 06:36:10 PDT (-0700)

…this is distinctly reticulate over the stipe and the two photos show very different colors making me believe that the pic of pure white mushrooms are a photographic color wash out rather than a true color. IMHO.

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