Observation 97134: Boletus frostii Russell
When: 2012-06-12
No herbarium specimen

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97% (6)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Coarse reticulation on entire stipe. Red cap. Red pores. Looks like an older one with the colors a bit faded.

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Looks like there has been another
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-12 08:57:04 PDT (-0700)

vote of high confidence. This tells me that we can likely rule out the “other similar species” idea. Time to call it “Boletus frostii.”

Flat light
By: Kristine (JanusGD)
2012-06-12 07:56:21 PDT (-0700)

Dave ~ The photo I posted here was shot in flat light – total cloud cover. The colors are actually really accurate. It looked a little more rusty than bright red in color. Beautiful mushroom! I defer to those who know more than I as to what it is :)

Maybe it’s because the photo was taken in direct sunlight…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-12 06:46:28 PDT (-0700)

The stipe color is a bit lighter than one may expect.

Also, species of Boletus tend to vary for southern and northern regions on NA. So, based upon my person experience with species of Boletus (mainly PA and point to the north), I find it difficult to rule out that this could be something other than frostii. That’s why I posted at “promising” level of confidence.

Boletus frostii Russell
By: Kristine (JanusGD)
2012-06-12 05:28:53 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for your input Dave. Actually, this specimen was young and very fresh, popped up just after rain and temperature drop.

Created: 2012-06-12 04:04:48 PDT (-0700)
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