Observation 174750: Boletus sensibilis group
When: 2014-08-19
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Found in mixed hardwood and conifer forest, growing on a shaded mound of leaf-litter and soil directly beneath a young hemlock. Conspicuously similar, younger specimens found in moss at the base of maple.

Pore surface quickly (but not instantly) deep blue, fading to dull, dark brown in time. Context bruising at roughly the same rate, though less intensely. Bruising mostly concentrated to lower half of stem and isolated areas just beneath the cap cuticle and just above the tube layer.

Odor 85% Snyder’s Honey Mustard & Onion Sourdough Nibblers and 15% tumeric. Taste mild.

Proposed Names

-7% (2)
Recognized by sight
44% (2)
Recognized by sight: Context staining, lack of stipe coloration. I’ll bet the staining turns brown after blue. Odor is perplexing. What was Danny eating before smelling it?
58% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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By: Gary (G2bythesea)
2014-08-23 20:02:22 EDT (-0400)

So it’s somewhere between a sensibilis and a pseudosensibilis. Would be nice to know why nature doesn’t read the textbooks. So, it’s in the “sensibilis-complex” and look but don’t eat? Care to cast a vote between the two?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-08-23 11:28:46 EDT (-0400)

because it’s not in the bicolor group… The blue staining flesh puts it into the sensibilis group.

A confusing Bolete
By: Bill Neill (Bill Neill)
2014-08-22 23:09:15 EDT (-0400)

Using North American Boletes as a reference this can be confusing. Your specimen has a Brick red cap, pale flesh bruising blue, tubes dark blue then brown. Although often described as having a curry-like scent your description Danny seems in that ballpark! Comparing the descriptions of Boletus sensibilis and B pseudosensibilis in the aforementioned reference your mushroom has characteristics of both. Pale flesh like B sensibilis, not bright yellow as described for B pseudosensibilis. The blue then brown staining mentioned for B pseudosensibilis is there with no mention of such for B sensibilis. Confused yet?
Bill Neill

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-21 23:59:00 EDT (-0400)

what do you vote for if you vote against B. bicolor group?

images updated
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-21 00:40:26 EDT (-0400)
Ahhh …yes!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-20 20:07:06 EDT (-0400)
read notes
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-20 19:55:56 EDT (-0400)

“Field photos en route. On a friend’s presently fussy phone.”

cap is rosy red, dry, smooth, not areolate.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-20 19:52:53 EDT (-0400)

Why no mention or photo of the cap?

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