Observation 115941: Boletus edulis Bull.

When: 2011-09-05

Collection location: Cockermouth, Cumbria, England [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Tomlinson

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By: Andrew Tomlinson
2012-11-07 14:23:37 PST (-0800)

That’s one dapper looking edulis! And the pileus colour is something I’ve never seen. Here in my locale in England it’s been a terrible year for edulis (Too much standing water over the summer) hence no recent observations to deepen my understanding and ID skills with the species group. The edulis patches I know of will hopefully yeild some more specimens to get better acquainted with.

Thanks Andrew
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-11-07 08:26:56 PST (-0800)

Much of what is called Boletus edulis in Eastern North America occurs with Norway Spruce. What appears to be the same species also occurs under native hemlock and white pine. This year I found a different species in the complex which was under betula. It had a moist but not viscid cap.

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By: Andrew Tomlinson
2012-11-07 02:28:39 PST (-0800)

These B. edulis were located on the fringes of a Larix decidua (European Larch) plantation coupe (located in a larger plantation of Picea stichensis (Sitka Spruce) in a strip of broadleaf – mostly Fagus sylvatica (Beech), occasional Betula pubescens (Downy Birch), Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore), and scattered Picea stichensis (Sitka Spruce) – Immediate associated species were not noted (But will be in future, as I would like to get to know the subspecies of B. edulis much better)

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-11-06 15:24:00 PST (-0800)

are the possible tree associations?

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