35°15’0.83"N 85°45’1.89"W, el. 530 m.

amanitarita: I’ve only been in this line of work for two days ! This particular mushroom is probably long gone by now, but I’ll be more systematic about the next ones.


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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-09-16 13:39:37 EDT (-0400)

Forgot about that one.
I only have experience with one of these in the field, so I can’t add much more here.

adding to that speculative “golden” bolete ID pile…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-09-16 13:25:04 EDT (-0400)

why not Boletus aurantiosplendans?

Pileus: Matted tomentose, orange to brown orange, with a paler orange-yellow margin in youth: check.

Stipe: yellow to apricot to orange: check.

Fruits: July-September, Southern distribution: check.

But for any confidant ID, we need more mushroom details.

My guess
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-09-16 12:34:40 EDT (-0400)

is B. auripes… maybe (much less likely, I think) B. auriflammeus.

for photo ID, more is better…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-12 10:45:25 EST (-0500)

gill/pore shot? dig it up? cut it in half? I assume that this is a bolete, and staining reactions can be important. Does it have a powdery yellow universal veil, that came off on your hands when you handled it?

More clues, man! Sure a lot of us are from California, but we’re not ALL psychic!

There must be a great story…
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-12-12 09:24:53 EST (-0500)

…behind the name of this town!