Observation 175933: Boletus pseudosensibilis A.H. Sm. & Thiers

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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-01 23:08:53 EDT (-0400)

thickness of the stipes is really very important. Often Boletus specimens have stipes that thin out as the mushrooms expand, and these look like young ones.

Staining patterns and brownness of the cap seems unusual for pseudosensibilis. But these things may also be a function of (im)maturity.

Andrew,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-09-01 22:47:08 EDT (-0400)

From the looks of it, B. pseudosensibilis is probably a good call. I cannot think of a look-alike for your mushroom.

By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-09-01 20:33:26 EDT (-0400)

I am reluctant to eat this species, for fear it might be Boletus sensibilis which is supposed to be very similar to B.pseudosensibilis. I don’t like applying either name, however, since both look more slender in most photos, and cap is redder. Otherwise features match B.pseudosensibilis: context, stem and pores turn blue quickly, then darken to brown later on (bottom photo). No bitter taste. Grows in the deciduous woods, with read-oak group oaks and sugar maple and few other species, like hickories.

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