Observation 177800: Gastroboletus vividus Trappe & Castellano
When: 2014-09-11

Notes: under Tsuga mertensiana

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Recognized by sight: There seems to be very little different between these two species. It’s closely related to the “normal” Boletus smithii
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Recognized by sight: Reddish upper stipe, reddish cap, even the surface of the distorted gills is reddish. Doesn’t show any blue reaction though, and found with Mountain hemlock. May be a distinct subgenus, Jonathan. Compare this to other photos of G. ruber here on MO.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-09-11 14:11:12 CDT (-0400)

this is one of the really rare ones, Jonathan. Need to have voucher collection from site. Trappe did not recognize this species in 2009, when he co-authored “Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest.”

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