Observation 140779: Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm.
When: 2012-11-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Only small whitish-gray fruitbody at left. Some of the fruitbodies in this patch were closely clustered with those of Boletus fibrillosus

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I am flying to Mars frequently
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-15 15:30:13 CDT (-0400)

and sometimes I can even land on Pluto ;=)
But as you say it’s a shame I can’t remember that all.

No, it is really spicy but not that hot as many people think.
My mushroom eating amount has dropped drastically over the years but I am still open for new adventures with first finds just to know the taste of my new catches. Yesterday (right now the coniferous forests are finally full after the worst, hottest and driest year ever) I made a stew with more than 70 species involved ;)

But no Clitopilus prunulus this simply tastes awfullest like rancid meal.

ha ha.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-09-15 15:21:17 CDT (-0400)

I am amazed that you eat such a peppery bolete!
You Europeans are so myco-adventuresome!

I suspect that the Chalciporus just borrows (steals?) sugars from its host, not ibotenic acids. But do you feel an increased sense of strength and well being after you eat peppery boletes? And do things appear really really small or really really big? Do you sleep soundly afterwards, but remember nothing when you awaken?

I suspect not. Ho hum boletus. ;)

Somehow, we have gotten light years away from a discussion of Clitopilus prunulus! Ah well, knowledge takes a winding path.

Thank u too.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-15 15:11:06 CDT (-0400)

This was new to me. I love eating Chalciporus piperatus. Now should I refrain from that? ;)

very interesting Gerhard!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-09-15 11:17:30 CDT (-0400)

Now I wonder if the story doesn’t get even more complicated underground…like in the case of Chalciporus piperatus actually being a parasitic bolete (forming MR nodes) on Amanita muscaria mycelia!

“Phylogenetic overview of the Boletineae,”

Mitchell E. NUHN, Manfred BINDER, Andy F. S. TAYLOR,
Roy E. HALLING, David S. HIBBETT,* Fungal Biology 117, 2013, pg. 479 to 511.

Perhaps the Clitopilus also has porcini hosts? Or vice versa? Or…???

C. prunulus
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-15 10:54:54 CDT (-0400)

is also an indicator here in Europe for all porcini.
Not sure if the species does grow in America but we have another Clitopilus that is even more common and shares the grayish-white cap color with this: Clitopilus cystidiatus. Some say cystidiatus and prunulus are the same. I doubt that.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-09-15 10:33:58 CDT (-0400)

and they were growing together in the field?

Guess that C. prunulus is also an “indicator species” for our coastal fibrillosis porcini.

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