Observation 10727: Boletus

When: 2008-08-19

Collection location: Jemez Mountains, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under spruce, d. fir and aspen. No staining, and mild taste.

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Recognized by sight
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Used references: I regret I have never personally found this fungi, but Aurora’s description on p. 531 in Mushrooms Demystified, plus the color plate 140 are pretty conclusive. The tubes are white in youth (looks older here?), does not blue when bruised or cut; spore print dark olive-brown; upper portion of the stalk often finely reticulate.

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ummmm, aureus? I don’t think so.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-10 07:26:16 PDT (-0700)

aereus (not aureus, altho I’ve spelled it that way myself!)is a common mushroom in CA (and is currently not known to occur in NM). it is found exclusively with hardwoods. when young, it typically has a frosted appearance to the cap. Doug himself has no doubt collected lots of that species, a common and coveted CA edible. the stem of aereus also often has an apricot cast to it, along with its reticulation. context of young specimens (like these) should be pale vinaceous. don’t know what this one is, but it’s probably not aereus.

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