Observation 59503: Xerocomus ferrugineus (Schaeff.) Alessio
When: 2010-11-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found under live oak. Velvety brown cap with no cracking no larger than 4 cm., bright yellow and irregular sized pores becoming larger toward stem. Stem short and stout also no larger than 4 cm. Stem also completly yellow. Flesh was white with no discoloration at all. Stem on all 3 specimens had parts peeling up toward the cap. Smell is mealy, taste was mild. Spore print a lite yellow.

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Recognized by sight: Likely to be closer to ferrugineus than to subtomentosus according to the study

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Why not B. spadiceus?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-24 05:23:03 PST (-0800)

Here’s a study of the subtomentosus complex in Europe:

American material is also included. It ends up in a separate lineage, closer to ferrugineus than to subtomentosus. And I have recently learned that most of what I have called subtomentosus in Sweden, should be named ferrugineus.

By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2010-11-23 13:57:52 PST (-0800)

That was my prime suspect. Thanks.

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