Observation 73652: Xerocomus illudens (Peck.) Singer

When: 2011-08-07

Collection location: Wharton State Forest, Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing in small groups in mixed oak-pine woods on leaf/pine needle litter and along sandy road banks. Boletus/Xerocomus spadiceus and B. tenax are very similar-looking, if not identical, and all three have comparable NH4OH reaction on cap.

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Staining of the pileipellis with aqueous ammonia

Proposed Names

6% (2)
Recognized by sight: A xerocomoid bolete (individual tubes split in half when pulled apart)with a coarse, ribbed, wide mesh reticulation on the upper half of stipe
Used references: 1) “North American Boletes” by Bessette-Roody-Bessette
2) MushroomExpert.com

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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