Observation 24180: Mixed collection

Went To South Shore of Plum Orchard Lake. A flat area between two very old Trees had all these species’s of the family Boletacea popping up. This is with in a 20 foot radius of two old Beech trees and Red Oak, There where also a few Cortinarius around but the popular fungi under these tree was in the species Boletacea. In pic #1 going from left to right are position # 1 is Stroblomyces floccopus and in position #3 is Boletus bicolor i believe. In position #6 is boletus frostii. The others in the pic I’m still trying to figure out ID so if any one want to chime in please do so, In Pic # 2 is still another group with at this point unknown id’s. some of these specimens where growing with inches of each other. In pic #3 you see a very white bolete and a Violet bolete Also two of there immature stages are lined up perfectly with each other the two mature specimens are both at 9 inches distance the same as the immature specimens, There mycellum appear to be growing parallel with other. In pic 4 you have what appears to be B. Frostii growing with in inches of B. Bicolor. This is a common sight in the woods of West Virgina. I often wonder if the separate mycellum intermingle with each other or if there is some sort of a symbiotic relation ship with the individual species that grow in that manner. Another example that i am seeing areas of trees some with vast mycoflora life. Walk ten feet away to what visually appears to be the same type of area and there is total lake of mycoflora..


These are all close ups for the Boletacea displayed in the first and second pics.
These are all close ups for the Boletacea displayed in the first and second pics.
These are all close ups for the Boletacea displayed in the first and second pics.
These are all close ups for the Boletacea displayed in the first and second pics.
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These are from the second group
These are from the second group
These are from the second group
These are from the second group

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mice boletes
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-08-10 23:46:54 CDT (-0400)

It’s interesting that all of the boletes in your pics are also fruiting in CT right now. The close-ups show: #53364- Tylopileus rubrobrunneus. # 53319 and #53361 Tylopilus exiimus, Boletus nobilis. The boletes from #53349 and 53320 are from the Boletus sensibilis/speciousus group, not B. bicolor. I’d agree with all the other guesses for Xanthoconium seperans, Retriboletus griseus and Boleteus atkinsonii.
Bill Yule

Thanks Walt
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-08-10 21:54:19 CDT (-0400)

thanks for ID’s Walt, I have posted close up of the hole collection so if any one want to chime in as to what they might be at least send me in the right direction as far as id go that would be great. There is one with an olive green cap so if any one has any Ideas

From the bottom up
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-10 21:03:43 CDT (-0400)

Retiboletus griseus, skip one, Gyroporus castaneus, Xanthoconium separans and your beautiful B. frostii.

Yes, the real Boletus edulis is strictly conifere-loving
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-10 16:36:20 CDT (-0400)

but at least in Europe we have one variety called quercophila which around this time fruits under oaks and other hardwoods … but B. atkinsonii and the like is most probably the better choice for America. About the purple ones I think this time we have a true Xanthoconium purpureum amongst this live heap of beautiful- more beautiful- most beautiful boletes! How I envy you in the East of the U.S. for such a big number of those beautifullest shrooms ever! North America, parts of Africa and Eastern Asia are the richest in boletes …

Yes very impresive
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-08-10 12:58:02 CDT (-0400)

I plan on adding some individual pics of each one to this observation. That will hopefully be don tonight. The taste on the purple on is mild but there are several purple ones. I know which one your talking about. Tylopilus rubroburnneus it is very common around here and yes very bitter and im sure there is that specimen in the second pic. As Vars as the one being B. Edulus that would be nice but i was told by many people in this field that they are strictly conifer loving species and these are hard woods. Maybe a close realative like B. atkinsonii.

An embarrassment of riches
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-10 12:39:43 CDT (-0400)

You’ve got quite a variety there — lots of opportunities to learn! The light one looks almost like B. edulis — did you happen to taste that one? Purple one might be bitter — we have one around here called Tylopilus rubrobrunneus that’s very pretty but inedible.

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