Observation 215921: Boletus subvelutipes Peck

When: 2015-09-11

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

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

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Used references: Roody
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Used references: discussion with IG Safonov

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By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-09-11 17:15:21 CDT (-0400)

I’m a lowly PhD as well . . . but I like to call folks I learn from Professors.
I’ve learned a lot from this site! and you helpful folks!

It’s more fun to learn than to be correct – from my vantage point. Most of the time if I’m just correct, it’s a dull day!

I’m still struggling to absorb as much as I can from Prof. Tulloss on these difficult Amanitas.

My old mycology professor (Dr. Roger Goos) used to always say that mushrooms were eminently cosmopolitan and eminently variable. He also would always say "I learned this as . . . " whenever identifying something.

OF course all that being said, I’m only doing field features, and that is somewhat limiting!

Thank you for your help again! and again and again. You’ll see some more I need help with! :)

You could be right after all!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-09-11 17:08:32 CDT (-0400)

I need to study these annoying red-pore types better.
The cap of your bolete does have the right color and texture for subvelutipes in the thumbnail pic, and the yellow color of the stipe looks a bit too rich for subluridellus. Roody also mentions yellow bristle-like hairs at the bottom of the stipe of subvelutipes that your mushroom has in plenty. You might want to consider calling your collection B. subvelutipes group.
Oh, you can drop the “Professor” – I am just a lowly Ph.D. :-)

Thank you, Professor!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-09-11 16:20:44 CDT (-0400)

Of course, I was using Roody’s book, and there’s a clear shot of one with a golden yellow stem! So I was lured to it. :)

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-09-11 16:13:57 CDT (-0400)

… as I understand is a highly variable taxon and could actually be a species cluster. Still, the practically all-yellow stipe is a rather unusual feature for it as I am used to seeing much more red there.
Some confusion exists about the species concept of B. subluridellus — compare the descriptions/pix in B-R-B and M. Kuo’s website (http://www.mushroomexpert.com/boletus_subluridellus.html). The way are see it, they are not the same!

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