Observation 191242: Boletus L.

This fungus was found growing underneath the shade of trees in an area with lots of grass. It was found in a group of two.

It did not have a distinct smell, but there was a slight mushroom odor to it.

The pileus was 3.7 cm in diameter, and it was a reddish tan color. It had both a smooth margin and a smooth surface. It had a broadly convex shape, and the inside of the pileus started out as red, yellow, and blue, but then it turned a dark blue gray and brown color.

There were no gills on this fungus. Instead, it had pores. The pores were yellow orange in color.

There were neither an annulus nor a volva on this fungus.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it was 4.6 cm long. It was also 2 cm wide and had an overall clavate shape. The inside of the stipe was very densely solid, and it contained a myriad of colors such as yellow, green, maroon, and blue. When exposed to the air, the inside of the stipe turned a dark color. The base had a mycelial pad attached to it.

No spore print was obtained for this fungus, but the spore shape was a pointed oval that ranged from 10.0-12.0 × 3.6-4.0 micrometers.

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