Observation 28587: Boletus regineus Arora & Simonini

When: 2009-11-21

Collection location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: yellow green pores, habitat, cap color

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More telling than habitat or pores…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-11-24 14:23:00 EST (-0500)

Is the remnant patches of white bloom on the cap (visible in enlarged photo). Taken with the other characters, I agree with Nate on B. regineus.

I say it’s all edible royalty, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-24 13:18:02 EST (-0500)

mushrooms are more complex in their fruitings than we might sometimes believe. edulis grows under both oaks (esp. in Santa Cruz, for some reason) and pine.
regineus under tan oak and live oak and madrone.

cap colors fade(altho regineus starts darker) and both stipes are reticulate. the fact that your mature pores are STILL yellow tho, makes me lean towards regineus as an ID…

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-11-24 13:12:26 EST (-0500)

99% of my kings are found under live-oak on dry mountainous areas

If it was a king…
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2009-11-24 12:20:44 EST (-0500)

I would expect to see the pores with the typical cinnamon shade. Also the stipe seems to have little reticulation as well. Although, I agree that Kings can grow with Tanoak but not regularly from what I’ve seen.

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-11-24 01:01:58 EST (-0500)

was a king :)

they grow under live-oak as well.

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