Observation 114839: Boletus badius (Fr.) Fr.
When: 2012-10-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In mixed birch/pine forest.
Cap color: maroon
Flesh; white, immutable, tasty
Odor pleasant.
The base of the stem would seem to start rotting a bit and may not be fully representative.

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-37% (2)
Recognized by sight: per your other observation that looks exactly like this one
16% (2)
Recognized by sight: for sure! Xanthoconium purpureum isn’t present in Europe. German name for this is Maronenröhrling and maroon indeed is the color ;=)

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Look at the third pic.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-10-29 13:29:02 PDT (-0700)

It seems to have a mould in the pores/tubes. Momentary weather conditions are not the best. Besides, especially Boletus badius is a bolete that does stain very weak under certain circumstances to not at all. The pores are very characteristic though. Nearly roundish and the color hue is very remarkable if you once have developed an eye for it. Also the flesh that appears to be water marbled in zones. Not to mention the faint but pleasant smell which e.g. distinguishes it from X. pruinatus which at times can be very similar but has totally different pores, more yellow mixed with red stipe and appears to be hammered on the surface of the cap and young pruinate as the epitheton says. Besides it grows with beech exclusively as far as I know.

Does not stain blue
By: deuteragenie
2012-10-29 13:11:00 PDT (-0700)

This specimen and others do NOT stain blue at all.

See discussion
By: deuteragenie
2012-10-29 12:53:24 PDT (-0700)

Here: http://mushroomobserver.org/114838?q=oEcI
The specie of this specimen appears to be different than the one in observation 114838. The cap color is maroon in this one, while it is very dark brown in the other observations. They were many specimens sharing these strong differences in cap color, so I guess these are different species.

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