Observation 172139: Boletus edulis group

When: 2014-08-01

Collection location: Murdock Basin, Uinta National Forest, Utah, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. I believe this mycorrhizal fungi was using the rotten log as a water reservoir. I have observed the same species fruiting also on well-rotted wood (nearly soil) at Timothy Lake, in Oregon.
57% (1)
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You’re welcome, Dan.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-08-02 17:59:06 PDT (-0700)

It’s really weird to find one of these beauties growing on a 6-inch mound of soil that used to be a 3-foot diameter log.

I keep hearing about some hypogeous fungi that like that substrate, but haven’t found them yet. Just have to content myself with spaghetti with ceps for a couple of days.

rotten log as water resevoir
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2014-08-01 23:49:06 PDT (-0700)

That is a plausible hypothesis Tuberale. Thank you!

solitary very large bolete
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2014-08-01 23:33:44 PDT (-0700)

I found four of these today along a roughly 15 mile rambling rout through mixed conifer forests with occasional aspens. Each time I found one, a singular large Bolete was growing from the remains of a long rotten log.

Taste is mild.

When hunting king boletes in Colorado, I would find them in groups three or four around a single tree. Today’s finds consisted of one very large mushroom and not another like it for miles.

Created: 2014-08-01 21:48:14 PDT (-0700)
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