Observation 162025: Boletus rex-veris Arora & Simonini
When: 2014-03-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing beneath tanoak and madrone. Caps 10-14 cm diameter, varied from tan, dry and cracked (older specimens) to cinnamon-brown, smooth and viscid (younger specimens). Fresh pores whitish to light yellow, aging to darker olive yellow, not staining blue. Pores slightly decurrent, reticulation present to halfway down stipe. Flesh firm and white. Odor very mild, very slightly reminiscent of B. edulis’s nutty aroma…

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Arora, David. Mushrooms Demystified p. 531
14% (2)
Recognized by sight: The new CA name for it (or B. mottiae, the older CA name for it)
28% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: spring fruiting, pink caps when young, tomentose-matted to areolate

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I have no idea…
By: Eric (Eric Brunschwiler)
2014-03-24 20:35:07 PDT (-0700)

…162037 does show some similarities. Although cap color and texture were pretty varied even among individuals in the same cluster. And observation (162026) from only a couple hundred meters down the trail in the same habitat also shows pretty marked differences from (162025) as well. Seems like cap color isn’t the most reliable of characteristics for these…

Regardless of ID, they’re hitting the frying pan tomorrow!

Maybe the same species
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-03-24 17:30:16 PDT (-0700)

as the montane spring king
The cap looks totally off for B. regineus to me, I really wonder if these are B. rex-veris.
See observation 162037 for more.
Just one day prior, on the other side of Monterey Bay, also under tanoak and madrone

Created: 2014-03-24 11:13:53 PDT (-0700)
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