Observation 77303: Aureoboletus auriporus (Peck) Pouzar

When: 2011-09-25

Collection location: Rock Island State Park, Warren Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

2.5cm diameter cap, no bruising of flesh or pore surface, very moist and sticky/slimy. Growing on ground in mixed forest. What is it?

Proposed Names

55% (4)
Recognized by sight
48% (6)
Recognized by sight: Brilliant golden yellow pores, viscid reddish-brown cap, streaky pinkish-brown stipe, unchanging context

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Circumstances vary color
By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-09-28 13:35:58 PDT (-0700)

The pictures on mushroomexpert.com are of mature specimens – there are no youngsters on the page – and Kuo states that they fade with age. 3 factors account for the more intense color of the mushroom I observed: it’s a very young specimen, the cap was wet and sticky (unlike the ones on Kuo’s page), and the pictures were taken using flash, which tends to saturate the colors. Just sayin’…

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-09-28 06:34:58 PDT (-0700)

I made my Kuo citation and vote due to the cap color which I would not call pinkish brown. Photos are here.

By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-09-28 03:06:39 PDT (-0700)

Looks like you may have voted for the wrong name, Walt. After citing Kuo to back up the B. auriporus i.d., you rejected it back to Boletus sp.. Is that is what you wanted to do, could you please explain?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-09-27 20:48:53 PDT (-0700)

The identifying features of this beautiful mushroom include its bright yellow pore surface; its sticky stem, and its pinkish brown cap.

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