Observation 74468: Boletus separans Peck
When: 2011-08-22
No herbarium specimen

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so true, poor Boletus,
By: Bill (boletebill)
2014-03-22 15:34:20 GMT (+0000)

such a mess…Boletus reminds me of my old metal file cabinet where I throw everything that doesn’t fit in my new cabinet with the plan in the back of my head “I’ll sort that out later”…

This does make sense morphologically BUT
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-03-22 15:22:54 GMT (+0000)

with the genus Boletus being relegated only to species in the edulis clade, new genera will be springing up like, well, mushrooms…

the change of genus back to Boletus…
By: Bill (boletebill)
2014-03-22 14:26:43 GMT (+0000)

…is welcomed and overdue. This mushroom seems morphologically closer to the Boletus edulis group than the Xanthoconium affine group. I don’t know Roy’s opinion about this but I do know that soon after Xanthoconium seperans was published Ernst expressed doubts about the long term placement there. Also, in the Northeast, this mushroom seems to be either extemely polymorphic or a species cluster.

Created: 2011-08-23 04:50:55 BST (+0100)
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