Observation 59361: Boletus eastwoodiae (Murrill) Sacc. & Trotter
When: 2010-11-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: found under cedar. blue staining

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Out of the Bolete loop, I am
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2010-11-21 13:28:24 CST (-0600)

Thanks both for the info and the link to Halling’s explanation. I will update the Wikipedia page soonish.

old news but a continual topic…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-21 09:12:17 CST (-0600)

first off, nice capture of one of our most attractive red-pored boletes.

indeed, satanas is a way cool name that we are loathe to let go of, but not ours to use. eastwoodiae honors a woman mycologist from CA who first described our CA form, so it is also hip in its own right, altho perhaps not quite so deliciously lurid.

Below is another in depth perspective on the red pored boletes of CA from the BAMS list, written by Dr. Roy Halling, our current reigning North American bolete expert.


Too old news, Sasata
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-21 08:33:14 CST (-0600)

If you read this:
you’ll find that the californian “satanas” IS eastwoodiae, and pulcherrimus another species, with darker cap and without the bulbous stem base.

The californian taxon has been misinterpreted as satanas, but it’s different from the true european Boletus satanas.

Old news…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-21 01:04:49 CST (-0600)

This is an old story, take a look at other obs., or I think MykoWeb has a good summary of the story. Mushrooms Demystified was published in 1986, and is an excellent snapshot of the understanding of things in California at that time. But there are a number of places where European names were used at the time, that should have been new names (Quite a few people would argue that this is still true today…), this one was one of the clear differences. If you look at these, and at B. satanas from Europe, there is more features different than similar between them.

The story is getting better known in California, through the various clubs, and the use of B. satanas there should be retired by this point.

Plus this is such a nice, common, lovely Bolete, so large and characteristic, it does clearly deserve to be known by its own name.

By: travasskavich (dadvis)
2010-11-20 19:49:07 CST (-0600)

I see where you’re coming from Irene but according to Mushroom Demystified (David Arora) In our area (California) this goes by boletus satanas it is slightly different colored and more obese than eastwoodiae

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2010-11-20 15:40:10 CST (-0600)

Beautiful Find!

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