Observation 49671: Boletus rubropunctus Peck
When: 2010-08-03
No herbarium specimen


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mansfield Center, CT’ to ‘Mansfield Center, Connecticut, USA

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Recognized by sight: A common mushroom in CT

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Cap color
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-08-05 16:07:20 PDT (-0700)

varies with this mushroom from light bay to chestnut brown but it usually smooth (i.e. not hairy) and wrinkled to some degree. The mushroom is small to medium, the stipe is the best character: It’s equal width throughout, often curved at the bottom and there is a light red pruinosity overlain on a yellow background color. At the apex of the stipe there’s usually a clearer yellow zone. This mushroom is commonly mistaken for B. subglabripes and B. longicurvipes.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-08-05 15:26:53 PDT (-0700)


Just curious as to what is a distinguishing characteristic of rubropunctus – I noticed the cap on mine is a bit lighter and rosier than the other specimen listed on MO. How will I know this when I see it again?



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