Observation 119599: Boletaceae Chevall.
When: 2012-12-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: boletus, aeroboletus, boletus citrinoporus, whatever it is, this and things very similar to it are everywhere. in the forest, in landscaping. In some woods scattered singles, in some woods, quite large specimens, i’m not sure they are all the same or different, but little boletes like this seem to be THE mushroom right now. in this photo color is fairly accurate.

Proposed Names

-7% (3)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: pores seem very dull for Aureoboletus. Specimens of this species can show reticulations on occasion
55% (1)
Recognized by sight
-28% (2)
Recognized by sight: Don’t know if species in this genus occur in CA, but this looks like R. griseus.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: zack mikalonis (zackm)
2012-12-12 10:40:42 PST (-0800)

sorry. If I have a chance to make it up to campus in the next few days ill check where it was and see if its still lying there but im not sure ill make it up and it might be decomposing by now

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-12 07:31:19 PST (-0800)

Zack – do you still have these?

B. fibrillosus
By: zack mikalonis (zackm)
2012-12-12 07:08:03 PST (-0800)

should have white mycellium at its base according to http://www.mykoweb.com/...
but this had yellow…. it was growing at stevenson college, UCSC, in landscaping with live oaks, probably redwood and ornamental trees nearby. I’m really not sure what these are. I know nothing of retiboletus. Thanks for the input everyone!

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-12 07:07:43 PST (-0800)

is usually not present on X. subtomentosus, but as specimens dry, they will occasionally show the coarse, low pattern like the ones below.

The pores don’t look as bright as I’d expect for A. citriniporus

X. subtomentosus
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-12-12 05:37:35 PST (-0800)

shouldn’t be reticulate.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-11 22:52:58 PST (-0800)

is probably a dark capped fruiting of X. subtomentosus, but it’s a little weird, I guess it could be an Aureoboletus.

It’s not B. fibrillosus.

B. fibrillosus?
By: Nimmo (barky)
2012-12-11 22:37:42 PST (-0800)

Do you remember which trees were near this one?
Maybe add B. fibrillosus to the possibilities, although it looks more citriniporus.

This reminds me of…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-11 04:49:16 PST (-0800)

Retiboletus griseus, a predominantly eastern NA species. Kuo says it has been reported from SW NA. Any chance this could be some species of Retiboletus?

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