Observation 45264: Boletus rex-veris Arora & Simonini

When: 2010-05-07

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

under conifers. a surprise find in the spring Sierra.

Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight: white cap, pale stipe with apical reticulations, white flesh, no staining.
Based on chemical features: mild nutty flavor, delicious taste when carmelized over a campfire!
70% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: B. barrowsii grows with oaks.

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the host doesn’t phase me so much…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-14 11:38:35 CDT (-0400)

barrowsii occurs w/pine in the SW, but the younger version shown does have a brownish not pale cap.

Mykoweb also states that this sp. can sometimes have a whitish bloom on the cap, although this is the first time that I and other PiPi campers had seen it. It was the apparent white cap that led us to barrowsii as the ID.

Rex-veris is a reasonable ID, and certainly more likely in the area.

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-05-10 20:50:30 CDT (-0400)

Good Find Deb,
BTW what do you mean caramelized?

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