Observation 24963: Pulveroboletus ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Murrill
When: 2009-09-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This was a strange little bolete of some sort. Very yellow but very different than the other yellow type This was a darker yellow almost orange. different kind of a stem. As im walking in the woods i come to areas i have to call mushroom zones where there are some times a great multitude of species growing all under the same tree. Then there are times i walk the woods and find hardly any mushrooms at all during the same time of year. And same kind of tree. Well this specimen was all by its lonesome. The only mushroom around for 100 yards but it stood out. Growing under Oak and Hickory. Spore print olive brown.

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Not Boletus curtisii
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-09-07 10:24:26 MST (-0700)

Pulveroboletus is probably the genus. There is more than one species. P. ravenelii is the most common in WV.

two grossly similar eastern boletes…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-07 08:35:37 MST (-0700)

curtisii should have a viscid cap, no partial veil, pores can be depressed near the stipe; pulveroboletus has a partial veil and yellow flocculence everywhere when young, that is easily removed by handling.

I was going to say Hypomyces
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-05 21:57:47 MST (-0700)

but you said you got a spore print from it, and H. chrysospermum grows so rapidly that a spore print would be unlikely. Guess I’ll admit I don’t know.

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