Observation 77936: Boletus zelleri Murrill

When: 2011-09-30

Collection location: Tioga Rd., Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: David Rust (incredulis)

Specimen available

Two boletes growing on the bottom of an overturned Red Fir tree. YNP2107
Red stipe up to apex, soft “nubbly” on cap, red under pileus surface. Taste mild.

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Recognized by sight: No cracking on the pilius.

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Its scary
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-03-29 09:17:46 IST (+0530)

when Christian and I start saying the same thing…

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-03-29 09:15:55 IST (+0530)

is typical central CA zelleri. If you want to make the argument that’s it’s different from the PNW zelleri I’m all ears…

Typical Cali Zelleri
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-03-29 09:15:18 IST (+0530)

This has the wine brown cap that is wrinkled, not cracked. Bright red stipe over most of its length, not blueing.

X. chrysenteron should show a lot more cracking, duller cap and more yellow on the stipe.

I’ll try not to take it personally
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2012-03-29 09:01:17 IST (+0530)

but I know the difference between a Boletus zelleri and B. chrysenteron. This is NOT zelleri. Those have a different texture on the cap. This one was thin and smooth.

growing out of the dirt
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2011-10-04 20:29:02 IST (+0530)

on the bottom of the fallen tree.

By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-10-04 14:46:17 IST (+0530)

Were these growing out of the stump or more/less the remaining dirt on the stump?

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