When: 2013-06-05

Collection location: Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)

Specimen available

growing alone out of thick detritus in oak hammock containing scattered slash pines. Basal mycelium is yellow.


Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight: pulverulent; flaky dust came off pileus when handled

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Buchwaldoboletus sphaerocephalus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-06-09 17:32:31 CDT (-0500)

In the sense of British authors B. hemichrysus is a synonym with B. sphaerocephalus having preference. But Buchwaldoboletus hemichrysus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Pilát is considered a good species. At any rate it is a neat bolete and you gotta love the genus name…

By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-06-09 11:52:23 CDT (-0500)

Yes, it was!!! the yellow stuff on the pileus was “flaky”… “dust” is a perfect description though, really. Thanks!!!!

Is the cap pulverulent?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-09 10:59:34 CDT (-0500)

ie, is there a powdery universal veil that comes off on your hand when you handle it?

If so, it could be Buchwaldoboletus hemichrysus, like these by Ron
Pastorino: http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/54276?obs=3174

All of these saprobic bolete species are cool as hell, even if not so easily gotten to a specific ID.

Thanks Mycowalt!
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-06-09 10:32:27 CDT (-0500)

I’ve never seen anything like it! Had trouble with the keys… I think I found the prettiest one out there though :D

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