Observation 171748: Xanthoconium affine var. reticulatum (A.H. Smith) Wolfe
When: 2014-07-28
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Not sure if the netting on the the stipe apex qualifies as a true reticulatum; maybe just decurrent tube material.

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By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-31 12:11:23 CDT (-0400)

Sorry. The variation was described by Smith under Boletus and them moved by Wolfe to the genus Xanthoconium. Index Fungorum lists them as conspecific.

A.H. Smith
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-30 21:01:40 CDT (-0400)

Where does A.H. Smith come from? Shouldn’t the name remain with Peck and A.H. Smith for the variation?

Charles Horton Peck
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-30 18:54:38 CDT (-0400)

(1833-1917) first described the species as Boletus affinis; Rolf Singer (1906-1994) later changed the genus to Xanthoconium, and changed the species name from affinis to affine to conform with Latin gender names. See also Kuo, M. (2007, December). Xanthoconium affine / Boletus affinis. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/xanthoconium_affine.html

Xanthoconium affine
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-30 14:08:49 CDT (-0400)

Why are there two different authors for this binomial? Thanks for the ID!

In the third photo,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-30 02:24:55 CDT (-0400)

there is reticulation on the stipe, but it is only on the stipe near the tubes.

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