Observation 48861: Boletus subvelutipes Peck

When: 2010-07-21

Collection location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: clevshroom

No specimen available

Found in hardwoods forest, starting to learn Boletes so will be posting many more images today.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:29 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cleveland Ohio’ to ‘Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Discolor commentary
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-21 19:26:20 CDT (-0400)

As Noah, commander of the Ark, notes, this looks like discolor. The tubes are orange more than dark red and lighten toward yellow at the margin,, there seems to be a band of sterile yellow at the edge of the pore surface, and mostly the stipe looks pale yellow with an overlay of reddish scurfy punctations (there, I just made up another word to try to describe the inscrutible boletes).At the apex of the stipr where the tubes are depressed there is no reddish prunosity and the stipe is yellow. If you cut an older Boletus discolor through the cap the flesh of the pilepellis appears bright yellow, LKF (little known fact).

A sheet of cardboard
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-07-21 18:01:43 CDT (-0400)

A plain sheet of card stock or paper can also be used to “fool” the
autofocus. Hold it behind the mushroom, push shutter partially and let
camera focus, pull out the card and take the shot.

More tips here: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/kuo_07.html

what little of the cap I can see
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-21 16:49:11 CDT (-0400)

looks more like B. discolor

Here’s a tip for getting mushroom photos
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-07-21 15:56:06 CDT (-0400)

that are more clear. Lie the mushroom on the ground or on a rock… so that the camera will not focus far behind your subject. For in situ shots, you can put a rock directly behind your subject to create a background that’s not very far away.

I don’t know if I made up that word tomentosity
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-21 15:23:12 CDT (-0400)

but supposedly the hallmark of ID-ing subvelutipes from macro characters is a tuft of yellow or reddish hairs at the base of the stipe sometimes referred to as “wool” ? Subvelutipes has several look-a-likes; subluridellus, discolor, etc.etc. The more info the better on this group of eastern, red/orange-pored, yellow-fleshed, blue-staining, fuzzy yellowish/reddish-stalked boletes of oak-hemlock forests.

By: clevshroom
2010-07-21 14:48:47 CDT (-0400)

Sorry I did not, I am new to mushroom hunting this year, so doing my research and learning as I go. Bill I appreciate all the feedback you have, you know your Boletes )

Did you happen to look for
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-21 14:23:15 CDT (-0400)

the infamous red or yellow tomentosity at the base of the stipe?

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