Observation 81845: Boletus edulis Bull.

When: 2011-10-29

Collection location: Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available

This is my friend Boletus edulis. When she gets old, she turns blue if you tickle her under her tube layer!

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Yes, they blue…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-11-09 23:55:32 EST (-0500)

It’s not even fun anymore.

Everywhere I have been since I made that “10%” comment that blew up into major arguments… NH, MA, PA, WA, OR, and CA. they all stain blue.

And 10% is way to low of an number, it’s probably closer to 90% of all specimens at the right age; after the pores go yellowish-green but before it gets totally mush/maggoty. And most of the time it’s ONLY at the flesh on the cap at the junction of the tubes.

Does this matter? No, probably not. But…

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-11-09 22:28:58 EST (-0500)

is visible when viewed “huge”. Noah showed me this reaction on a Pa. specimen. Interesting that it is not mentioned in most descriptions.

You Learn Someting New Every Day!
By: Stephen (Ιερονυμοσ)
2011-11-09 22:21:33 EST (-0500)

Apparently it’s not a common occurrence though. And that’s a lot of contention going on over those boletes!

Thanks for broadening my understanding.

I do find it odd though that there is no reticulation visible on the stipe in that pic.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-09 22:02:12 EST (-0500)
Edulis does not have blue bruising pores
By: Stephen (Ιερονυμοσ)
2011-11-09 21:54:52 EST (-0500)

What was the tree population of the surrounding woods?

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