Observation 28432: Boletopsis grisea (Peck) Bondartsev & Singer

When: 2009-11-18

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: MD p.557; Trudell and Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, p.256; found in coastal mixed conifer forest

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Not uncommon here
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-11-20 21:54:41 -05 (-0500)

And just as ugly!

thanks for clarifying this for me Irene.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-19 17:15:16 -05 (-0500)
Had to look twice
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-19 17:09:59 -05 (-0500)

but I don’t see any trouble with this one after all. The pale capped obses are at a very young stage. This is older, and an extremely colourful specimen, but it’s exactly what I’ve often seen, both green and pink discolorations (and it works fine for dyeing). Anyway, this is originally an american species :-)

uh oh, more taxonomic trouble!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-19 10:29:05 -05 (-0500)

Cool find indeed, Ryane. I am not arguing that what you found is being called Boletopsis grisea here on the West Coast, but it sure doesn’t look anything like the original B. grisea from Europe, nor the pale capped form found on the East Coast. Check the rest of the sightings of this species right here on MO.

Comments, Irene or other European taxonomists?

Cool find -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-19 04:10:02 -05 (-0500)

This is a neat find. I don’t think I’ve seen this one up there, although others tell me they find it from time to time. Not sure myself how rare this one is, but I wouldn’t mind finding one myself.

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