Observation 207629: Boletus variipes var. fagicola A.H. Sm. & Thiers
When: 2015-06-24
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Strange looking subcaerulescens…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-25 08:17:36 CDT (-0400)

What I have IDed as subcaerulescens generally has more of a reddish-brown cap color with stipe prominently coarsely reticulate on 75-100% of the surface.

Although B. variipes is considered to be a hardwood associate, I have collected examples that fit the description of variipes in areas dominated by hemlock.

IMO, what BRB present as Boleteus pinophilus (in the big bolete book) qualifies for consideration as a non-bluing version of subcaerluescens.

A difficult group
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-06-25 02:54:28 CDT (-0400)

These porcini types drive me insane — to much mophological/phenotypic plasticity. This one is definitely not the classic B. edulis. _Fagicola should have a very dark stipe & cap. Subcaerulescens should stain blue, but not always according to Dave W. You should be saving these interesting collections, John.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2015-06-25 01:08:44 CDT (-0400)

At first I was thinking something like variipes or variipes var fagicola but then I saw nice subcaerulescens under the same spruce. Then there was a off yellow version all 3 under the same tree. I posted photos of all 3 they may be different or at some are strange looking for subcaerulescens. I need to do some further research tomorrow. I also need to recheck the trees that were closeby

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