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When: 2008-09-19

Collection location: Blue Ridge Mountains, Staunton, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: zup

No specimen available

Grew on edge of a trail in mixed oak/hemlock/mountain laurel forest. Grew in moss. 2 mushrooms grouped together, 1 solitary within 12". Cap, pores, stalk very firm. Cap dark velvety brown, stalk velvety brown and bulbous when young. Pore surface buff white, almost pinkish brown when it meets the cap. Does not discolor/ turn blue when cut. Largest specimen 3.5 inches tall. Taste is mild, when bruised, the pore surface turns brown. Not sure at all about this ID… I am completely stumped.


Proposed Names

-56% (3)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified
-7% (4)
Recognized by sight: sure looks similar to B. aereus, bu that species is, to my knowledge, not found on the East Coast! Aereus cap and stipe not velvety, either, but it can be a dark, reticulated apricot-brown.
33% (5)
Recognized by sight: Jay Justice got it to Tylopilus; badiceps is close; you’d need a scope to distinguish between this and ferrugineus.
72% (3)
Recognized by sight: T. ferrugineus is reddish brown when young, T. badiceps is purplish brown and has a beveled cap margin

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Reticulation near cap confirm Boletus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-20 16:43:41 CDT (-0500)

Question remains: which one?