Observation 170940: Boletus subtomentosus group
When: 2014-07-22
No herbarium specimen

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-07-23 08:49:39 PDT (-0700)

The ornamentation of the stipe looks like a wide-mesh reticulum on at least on of the fruiting bodies. It did remind me that of B. tenax, but that one typically has an acutely tapered stipe and reddish-brown pileipellis. I always confuse B. illudens with B. tenax (see my observation from two years ago at http://mushroomobserver.org/103949?q=25rBx)…; Overall, the mushrooms in the Boletus/Xerocomus illudens/spadiceus/subtomentosus/tenax cluster are not that easy to tell apart from photographs, so you could be right after all…

Igor, I’m wondering what you think about…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-23 07:53:40 PDT (-0700)

the ornamentation on the stipes… reticulate? subreticulate?

Otherwise, subtomentosus make sense to me. But I wonder about a couple types which are reported to feature the distinctive widely-arranged reticulatum… B. tenax, for example.

I collected a very similar bolete yesterday. I hope to post it today.

Created: 2014-07-23 02:07:34 PDT (-0700)
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