Observation 158489: Phylloporus Quél.

When: 2012-08-20

Collection location: Statesboro, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Harvey (aharvey)

No specimen available

Photos are of two different, but adjacent, specimens, roughly 15 cm diameter. Can’t decide if they look more like pancakes or omelets! In open pine woods on college campus. From cap coloration I expected these to be boletes, but the yellow gills nixed that. I can’t find anything close.


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Recognized by sight: a gilled mushroom that is as you expected, closely related to boletes
51% (1)
Recognized by sight: Habitat (open pine woods) and size tilt in favor of this species over P. Habitat (open pine woods) and large size favor this species over P. leucomycelinus
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history repeats itself…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-01-25 08:24:21 MST (-0700)

we all stumbled upon one of these for the first time and thought Bolete! then saw gills. WTF??!

Even loooong before the days of DNA it was recognized that these gilled fungi were related to boletus…not just by macro “gestalt,” but micro characters, too.

By: Alan Harvey (aharvey)
2014-01-25 07:09:13 MST (-0700)

Christian, thanks for steering me right. I’m finding photo guides to be less than helpful in even getting me to the right general area!