Observation 114838: Boletus badius (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2012-10-29

Collection location: Bad Godesberg, Germany [Click for map]

Who: deuteragenie

No specimen available

In mixed birch / pine forest.
Odor pleasant.
Flesh white, immutable, tasty.
Cap color: very dark brown, striving to black.

Proposed Names

-47% (3)
Recognized by sight: per Walt’s ID
-16% (2)
Recognized by sight
23% (3)
Recognized by sight: same as your other obs.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-10-29 16:24:08 CDT (-0400)

that badius HAS to blue all the time?
How many experience do you have in Boletes? How are weather conditions right now? It is cold with you too I guess? Trust me, in boletes the bluing reaction can be strong, weak or lacking.
This is nothing else but badius. Xerocomus or Boletus badius can be very tricky sometimes, it can have a very tiny stem, a thick stem like edulis, it can have a vaccine reddish cap, an almost black one, a maroon one, an almost whitish-brown etc., it can grow in Vaccinum-spruce-fir-forest as well as in deciduous forest with some strewn-in conifers if with conifers at all. It can especially in late autumn grow on ant heaps (I suppose because it is warmer there), it can so on buried and very well decayed wood or classic-wise on the ground. Still it is mycorrhizal.
I know it is difficult in the beginning but you will learn. You have to know a species in all stages and in all seasons but this will take you years.

Does not stain blue at all.
By: deuteragenie
2012-10-29 16:08:41 CDT (-0400)

This does NOT stain blue at all. Not this specimen, nor the other similar specimens found.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-10-29 15:57:16 CDT (-0400)

guess it was the same after all!

By: deuteragenie
2012-10-29 15:49:19 CDT (-0400)

I dont’t think X. purpureum is available in Europe.
Also, the odor does not match.
See here: http://www.backyardnature.net/n/x/xanthoco.htm for an interesting read.

X. purpureum
By: deuteragenie
2012-10-29 15:43:03 CDT (-0400)

Has a purple cap. This one has a very dark brown, almost black cap.

It looks the same
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-10-29 15:39:50 CDT (-0400)

as your other observation.

Must be in
By: deuteragenie
2012-10-29 15:37:04 CDT (-0400)

boletus section

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