Observation 24622: Boletus separans Peck
When: 2009-08-21
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-22% (3)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. The only species described with pinkish- or vinaceous-tinged when young is known only from Idaho under Whitebark pine: L. incarnatum. Doesn’t look like any Whitebark pine nearby: mostly maple or hardwood leaves in background. This is a species where knowing nearby trees and including them in the description would assist identification.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Xanthoconium seperans
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-08-23 11:32:52 CDT (-0500)

The colors are dramatic on this mushroom when fresh (like this one) but soon fade. The stipe color is like a blush wine sometimes with a touch of violet. Reticulation is variable on this mushroom too. Common ammonia will flash green on the stipe. After a day or two the cap will fade to dull tanish-yellow and the stipe will fade to dull cream and it will look like a different mushroom.

The stipe appears to be reticulate
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-08-23 01:04:46 CDT (-0500)

which, if true, would probably rule out Leccinum. My guess would be something from Xanthoconium; there are some violaceus tints in this group. I have seen examples of X. seperans with stem almost completely coarsely reticulate.

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