Observation 144113: Boletus subalpinus (Trappe & Thiers) M. Nuhn, Manfr. Binder, A.F.S. Taylor, Halling, & Hibbett
When: 2013-08-23
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This was found in a predominantly lodgepole pine forest growing just below the surface.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: A gastroid bolete that I haven’t seen before
56% (1)
Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Has been renamed
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-19 14:14:33 CDT (-0400)

to Boletus subalpinus. For discussion, see MO 145929.

Until finding this (MO 145359)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-14 14:22:35 CDT (-0400)

I had not collected this. But the description matches.

From Field Guide… “With whitebark and lodgepole pine, true fir, mountain hemlock at relatively high elevations to the tree line.”

J. Trappe’s photo in Field Guide is a close match to yours.

This Gastroboletus does not change color.

Yes, Daniel
By: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)
2013-08-30 00:14:56 CDT (-0400)

it probably does.

And Debbie, you should read the park signs more closely. See new photo. You are right that it use to be off limits, but no more.

Not changing color when handled
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-29 22:06:30 CDT (-0400)

is perhaps indicative by itself.

Wright’s Lake?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-29 13:25:35 CDT (-0400)

Isn’t that where they have that really big “no mushroom hunting” sign? ;)

I did not,
By: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)
2013-08-29 03:27:43 CDT (-0400)

and did not make any attempt to cause it to stain. It was wet when collected, and I tried to keep it intact for shipping. By the time a decision was made, it wasn’t looking good, so it was dried whole. On the other hand, I saw no sign of staining from handling or cleaning.

Did you try slicing any?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-29 03:00:52 CDT (-0400)

Many Gastroboletus change color quickly when sliced.

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