Observation 209880: Boletus roodyi B. Ortiz, D.P. Lewis & Both

When: 2015-07-13

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

No specimen available

clustered, smooth stem, non-staining, yellow pores, but no brown on the stem. I didn’t smell anything, but I rarely do!

I’m thinking this is like Observation 248436

Proposed Names

4% (2)
Used references: Bessette, Roody, Bessette
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: This is the same bolete as http://mushroomobserver.org/206503. See comments for that obs.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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I can’t see
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-10-06 16:12:53 CDT (-0500)

if there was any shading of red on the base of the stem as in the others — but it could very well be or very like B. roodyi.

By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-14 11:34:49 CDT (-0500)
is nothing but pure pleasure! seeing and photographing and attempting to ID them is a kind of connection to the beautiful depth of the natural world — and this website has been a brilliant participatory creation. I love it! I can’t say enough how much I appreciate all the input!
Don’t mention it,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-14 11:26:15 CDT (-0500)

Geoff… Great observation, by the way!

Thank you!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-14 11:22:58 CDT (-0500)

Not being an academic anymore leaves me outside the loop on the name changes and new descriptions. This website has proven to be a boon for that information.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-14 09:24:37 CDT (-0500)

Your undescribed bolete will soon have a name – just have to wait for that publication to come out. Patience, my friend! :-)
IMO, Boletaceae or Boletales are good monikers for both new/undescribed species as well as the mysterious ones that have possibly been described but cannot be IDed on MO from pix for whatever reason. As a matter of fact, I frequently search by these terms to see what’s out there.
I have thought about using Boletus sp. nov name for things I was pretty sure were new to science, but then how do I really know it’s a novel species without doing a lot of literature work? In your case, however, you can create and apply this name because we know it’s a new species, but… Boletus is now reserved only for the porcini and allies, so this name would be technically incorrect as your bolete should definitely be a resident of another genus.
Singer and Smith & Thiers had sections, subsections and stirps for boletes. Naturally, this classification predates taxonomic assignments based on DNA sequencing, and is probably no longer valid in its entirety.

Another as yet undescribed!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-14 06:26:54 CDT (-0500)

Well, it’s nice to find the unknowns! Thank you! It would be nice if there was a way to denote that, as often choosing the higher taxonomic category simply makes me think we can’t ID it based on field characters.

This instead is a mushroom that’s not been described as yet.
Are there subgenus or “section” groupings officially for Boletes?

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