Observation 210712: Boletus L.

When: 2015-07-12

Collection location: Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: dario.z (dario13)

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Recognized by sight: B. vaaripies is supposed to have very white reticulation and does not have a purplish stem.
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By: dario.z (dario13)
2015-07-29 19:22:09 MST (-0700)

You’re right color is a little off but the picture very well show the most important characteristics. :obs 210884 – Under decobsiduous tree., obs 210883,, obs 210885, obs 210887, obs 210890 and obs 210891-: between coniferous and deciduous trees.

One thing…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-20 21:02:36 MST (-0700)

…I noticed about Dario’s images (in general, not just for this obs) is that they are very red-shifted when taken indoors.
I think that these specimens, as well as those of obs 210883, obs 210884, obs 210885, obs 210887, obs 210890, and obs 210891 are the same species, undoubtedly belonging to the porcini group, i.e., Boletus sensu stricto. Without knowing the actual habitat, I would guess they might approximate the species concept of B. variipes.
I also think there is very little scientific value in posting what ostensibly appears the same species over and over again, especially if the obss came from the same area and from the same day, and not providing any details other than what can be directly inferred from the images.

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