Observation 211709: Boletus longicurvipes Snell and A.H. Smith

When: 2015-07-05

Collection location: Hawn State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

Specimen available

Found in soil. Removed for better photos.

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest – Michael Kuo and Andrew Methven

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-31 10:43:33 PDT (-0700)

don’t mention it. Thank you for your post and comment…
With more people actively collecting and documenting fungi than ever before, previously established distribution ranges are bound to be officially remapped one day. I hope that MO and similar websites will greatly contribute to this task…
While some commons sense in considering limits of distribution is certainly warranted, field identification should naturally be driven by gross morphology, microscopy (if possible) and habitat.
According to Kuo’s Mushroom Expert, B. longicurvipes does occur in Missouri: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/...

I.G. Safonov THANK YOU!
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-07-31 05:50:24 PDT (-0700)

I would not have thought that B. longicurvipes would even be a possibility since Roger Phillips describes the habitat as “Northeastern North America, west to Michigan and south to New Jersey”. To me, this would not include my location in Missouri. Hmmm, guess this fungus did not “read” the book. Anyhow, in researching this further I found that Patrick Harvey DID find this same species in the same park in August of 2013. Was glad to see that. Must keep an open mind when reading where a species has been found. Certainly appreciate your help!!

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