Observation 1720: Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Schwein.) Bres.
When: 2006-12-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: While strolling through the woods I saw what seemed surely to be a bolete, only to find it had gills! Which led me to a tentative identification of Phylloporus rhodoxanthus. But the gill structure seems different from those pictured on the web. And the relationship between the gills and the stipe seems interesting.This has a very long stipe (at least 15 cm)and may be growing from the root of a madrone. At any rate it grows right next to the madrone. The pileus is 10.5 cm across.

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Definitely Phylloporus
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2006-12-28 19:45:09 PST (-0800)

The pulled away gills are probably an age or environmental effect. Based on the discussion in Arora, there is a chance that this is actually Phylloporus arenicola rather than the far more common Phylloporus rhodoxanthus. However, the habitat seems wrong (usually in sand or sandy soil).

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