When: 2008-11-24

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

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

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Proposed Names

-17% (4)
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
http://www.mykoweb.com/...
http://www.svims.ca/council/Boletes.htm#nB39a
There are some contradictions between the keys and descriptions, though…
11% (2)
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 08:14:48 PST (-0800)

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 07:25:11 PST (-0800)

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