Observation 213602: Baorangia bicolor group
When: 2015-08-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These sprouted up after some rain in Shaw Park in Gorham, Maine. Found along a trail in a mixed forest environment. Various stages of development. Usually in groups of two or three. Turned slightly blue when cut, but not immediately.


cap view
Side view, note split in stem
Turn slightly blue by pore after awhile

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Used references: Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms, Spahr, pp111-113
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Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you :-)
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-23 02:11:23 BST (+0100)

The key thing to look for is the species name. That should never change even if the mushroom gets moved to another genus.
Interestingly, the American Boletus bicolor (named by Peck in 1870) was actually an illegitimate name because at that time, and unbeknownst to Peck, it had already been applied to an unrelated European species by G. Raddi (in 1806). Raddi’s obscure mushroom was lost to science a long time ago, but the taxonomic conflict was never resolved till the American bicolor was moved to another genus, a change that was justified by recent molecular studies. This shift allowed the two-color bolete to keep its original species name.

By: Michael Kennedy (m005kennedy)
2015-08-23 01:02:22 BST (+0100)

well this gave me a small moment of panic as I had consumed these mushrooms today until I realized it is the same mushroom, but has been placed in another group because of DNA analyses.

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