Observation 49040: Boletus sensibilis Peck

When: 2010-07-24

Collection location: Nehantic State Forest, Lyme, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

Rossy-red cap, yellow stipe with red blush, strong smell of curry, blues all over cut flesh, blue stains on pore surface fade to red-rusty-brown. Common in oak woods.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Nehantic State Forest, Lyme CT’ to ‘Nehantic State Forest, Lyme, Connecticut, USA

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You may be right about all that
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-24 23:21:42 CDT (-0400)

Dan. I think of the color of that first photo as stipe= pale yellowish/with a touch of cornsilk green. Cap= bay. And you’re right that fist photo was deep woods under the canopy of oaks and birches.

First photo
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-24 22:59:43 CDT (-0400)

in natural light looks green and brown because the mushroom is reflecting green tinted light filtering through leaves in the canopy. Chloroplasts in the leaves absorb red and blue spectrum light leaving mostly green. The color is ‘true’ for that light situation, but is that the true color of the mushroom? In total darkness, the true would be black.

Touche Dan
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-24 22:50:34 CDT (-0400)

Yeah those colors are pretty true, this mushroom changes color dramatically as it develops

Is that the right color
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-24 21:51:31 CDT (-0400)

Looks brown and green

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