Observation 137427: Xerocomus persicolor
When: 2013-06-23
Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Under oaks.

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Xerocomus persicolor
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-10-12 17:20:28 CDT (-0500)

Pictures show one thing, this description another. “Cap up to 5 cm, at first hemispherical then convex, apricot to peach coloured, exceptionally yellowish orange or yellow, discolouring with age to ochraceous with pinkish tint, dry, velvety and sometimes cracking. Stipe cylindrical or spindle-shaped, often curved at the base, pale yellow to yellow, at the lower half gradually becoming orange to reddish orange, stipe surface blueing. Flesh yellowish in the cap, yellow in the stipe, orange yellow to apricot in the stipe base (this colour is persistent and remains after drying), blueing mostly in the cap when exposed to air. Tubes lemon yellow, blueing when injured. Pores concolorous with the tubes, blueing when bruised. Smell not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores 11–15 × 4.5–5.5 μm, smooth. Pileipellis (the cap cuticle) a palisadoderm of septate hyphae. Hyphae composed of cylindrical cells.”

from http://boletales.com/genera/xerocomus/x-persicolor/

Upon second sight
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-25 03:26:56 CDT (-0500)

I would rather call it X. rubellus or X. quercinus. The apricot orange in the base of the stipe hints to these two species. It is a difficult group and I am not familiar with the Mediterranean species like persicolor or erubescens.

This is the first time I see
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-24 19:20:59 CDT (-0500)

a orange/peach one, I think. The only difference I find from X. persicolor is that the orange colour on stipe is on the upper stem, not on lower, but I didn’t find any closer yet.

Xerocomus persicolor???
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-24 15:31:50 CDT (-0500)

Really nice. This is in any case a bolete that I think have not found yet.

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