Observation 220063: Imleria badia (Fr.) Vizzini
When: 2015-10-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Area with oak, some conifers fairly close.

Brown bolete lacking in distinctive traits. Pores bruising blue. Cut context (sectioned day after collected) showing slight bluing.

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The habitat…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-21 06:29:29 PDT (-0700)

for this one seems different than the coniferous areas where I’m used to seeing badius. But one similarity was that this mushroom grew near decaying stumps, probably oak. This was a spot where I was gathering Armillaria. Forest floor was inundated with low-lying bushy coverage. It’s possible one of the decaying stumps coniferous wood.

Dave,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-10-20 23:17:56 PDT (-0700)

Your mushroom reminds me of the Pine Barrens bolete I used to find at a single location in Wharton State forest and identified as I. badia:
http://mushroomobserver.org/56306?q=2erqB
http://mushroomobserver.org/68166?q=2erqB

Yours, however, is lighter in color and blues more readily, but I agree with you in that it has a decent amount of morphological affinity to the Bay Bolete.

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