Observation 147748: Boletus edulis group

When: 2013-10-09

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

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X. separans
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-12-22 17:54:58 EET (+0200)

is quite possible
I am grateful for your help ..

I have the book “North American Boletes” still can not determine the type of boletes.

Now when I look X.Separans that you mention it, look like B. varipes

Hi Eva.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-12-22 16:45:04 EET (+0200)

Something about the gestalt of these mushrooms caught my attention… maybe the combination of the slightly wrinkled cap surface, the color, the wide reticulatum that breaks apart near the stipe base. None of these traits would seem to eliminate B. edulis as an ID. As for the very pale stipe, I actually see more X. separans than B. edulis with this trait.

Did a little checking in my Big Bolete Book. One trait that seems to favor X. separans is the band of sterile tissue lining the cap margin.

I see oak leaves in the photo. Looks like the habitat may be a conifer/hardwood mix.

Eva, here’s a pale-stiped X. separans of yours.

Created: 2013-10-09 23:32:26 EEST (+0300)
Last modified: 2013-12-22 16:35:06 EET (+0200)
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