Observation 87662: Boletus pallidus Frost

When: 2011-09-25

Collection location: Camp Sequanota, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

I have labeled this B. pallidus since I came across it, but the cracking in the cap and the colors on the stipe make me wonder if it is something else. ???

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Thanks IG
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-08-22 19:42:44 -05 (-0500)
The stipe of…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-08-22 13:55:36 -05 (-0500)

B. pallidus is typically whitish and developing brown stains in age. The cracking of the pileipellis could be due to expansion of the cap tissue — look how puffy it is. Also, I bet there is dead wood under that moss and a tree trunk can be seen nearby. This bolete frequently likes to grow out of wood: e.g., see Obs. 109206, 110201, 105345, 77332 and 73603.

Oh right…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-13 15:56:01 -05 (-0500)

This is the one for which the cap surface is cracked. This one does seem a bit difficult to pin down.

Just viewed this on the monitor
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-13 09:03:13 -05 (-0500)

of my office computer, and the caps look a bit paler than with my home pc. So now I’m wondering about my “subtomentosus” suggestion. Maybe pallidus is a better idea here? But, judging from the pore diameters, this is a mature specimen. So cap color may be somewhat faded.

Any bruising reaction noted on the pores?

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-02-13 07:16:43 -05 (-0500)

Any ideas on what this might be? It was pretty common at Sequanota this past fall.

Wow, I see what you mean..,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-02-12 11:53:07 -05 (-0500)
B. pallidus that I find
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-11 21:16:55 -05 (-0500)

generally has a fairly pale cap color. These look like maybe B. subtomentosus.

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