Name: Boletus coccyginus Thiers
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Deprecated

Name: Boletus coccyginus

Author: Thiers

Citation: California Mushrooms: 72 (1975)

Preferred Synonyms:Hortiboletus coccyginus (Thiers) C.F. Schwarz, N. Siegel & J.L. Frank


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Agaricaceae

Genus: Boletus

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“rose-colored pileus, small pores that do not change to blue when bruised, no highly differentiated cystidia, and pleomorphic (variable) spores”1

According to various sources, this is a rare Bolete which has been found in only a couple of locations in the Pacific Northwest. More specifically, the “Trial field key to the BOLETES in the Pacific Northwest” ( mentions only two prior observation locations (see below). It also mentions that the species is too small to be of culinary value. I doubt this because the specimen recorded in Mushroom Observer Observation 118724 was fairly large.

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Created: 2007-06-19 01:55:11 CDT (-0400) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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