Observation 14605: Boletus

When: 2008-11-24

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

3% (3)
Recognized by sight: cap surface dry and velvety; somewhat areolate with pink showing through; margin of cap vinaceous; flesh very slowly turns blue; stipe when cut slowly turns blue; found in mixed conifer forest
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified
-1% (2)
Used references: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/boletus_05.html
There are some contradictions between the keys and descriptions, though…
82% (1)
Recognized by sight: This looks to be a “Xerocomus”. B. coccyginus is close to B. fraternus group.

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Had to suggest something..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-25 11:14:48 CST (-0500)

I have no idea what this really is, but I tried two keys, and from the way it looks, it simply keyed out as coccyginus..

wow. this is the year for rare and unusual boletes in N. California!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-25 10:25:11 CST (-0500)

..perhaps the adverse field conditions are flushing them out?

Created: 2008-11-24 20:53:27 CST (-0500)
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