Observation 55608: Boletus reticuloceps (M. Zang, M.S. Yuan, M.Q. Gong) Q.B. Wang & Y.J. Yao

When: 2010-10-10

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

40% (3)
Recognized by sight
-60% (2)
Recognized by sight
81% (1)
Recognized by sight: Deeply rugose pileus overlain with pale fibrils
Used references: Q.B. Wang & Y.J. Yao, Sydowia 57: 132. 2005

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I just searched
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2010-10-18 16:31:29 CDT (-0400)

the internet via Google. Typed in Boletus reticuloceps in the search box and out came this link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/c500560k23218556/. Kind of amazed me too. The authors of that paper say that ECM is a first. I need to read the whole paper more carefully.

Double amazement
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-18 15:33:12 CDT (-0400)

First, at the spectacular cap and stipe ornamentation on this bolete, and second, at Roy’s illumination of EM symbiosis with, of all things, a SEDGE!

I had no idea that the Cyperaceae formed EM relationships. Can you tell us how widespread this is, Roy?

You’re welcome!
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2010-10-18 12:10:26 CDT (-0400)

I can’t quite place it, but I recall that Taylor Lockwood showed me an image of this fungus a few years ago . . .

Thanks Roy!
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-10-18 11:13:29 CDT (-0400)

I guess my guardian angel’s were kind of directing me .. but it was the reticulated stem which prodded me.. Of course that was as far I would have got without Roy’s help..

I’ll be darned…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-18 10:42:23 CDT (-0400)

your original guess was pretty darned close, Alok! Whoddathunk an edulis relative could have such an ornamented cap??!

Thanks, Roy, for the interesting ID. There’s always something to learn here on MO…

Looks like
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2010-10-18 10:24:31 CDT (-0400)

a young basidiome of Boletus reticuloceps (M. Zang, M.S. Yuan, M.Q. Gong) Q.B. Wang & Y.J. Yao, Sydowia 57: 132. 2005, vouchered from Yunnan and Sichuan under Abies. I have not seen fresh material, but the detailed description and discussion indicate affiliation with the eduloids. Supposedly forms EM with Kobresia as well.

good question Damon…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-18 09:54:58 CDT (-0400)

that was a name I threw into the ring to replace edulis (which this is not). It was the cap texture that made me think Boletellus…but! Looking a little more carefully, and lacking my literature here in Seattle, I am thinking that perhaps this is NOT Boletellus since it seems to have a reticulate stipe like a bolete. Boletellus, at least in photos that I can find online, shows a shaggy or smooth stipe, but not reticulate.

At any rate, the youth (as well as exotic location, at least to this CA gal!) of this mushroom may preclude a good ID.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-18 09:12:58 CDT (-0400)

I dont know anything about this group. What are some things that define it? Thanks, Damon

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