Notes:
Identification based on the mushrooms bright yellow pores, blue bruising, reticulated upper stem. Several were growing at the base of a old oak tree along the trail.

Images

Buttter Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus). Dec 21, 2014. Ventana Wilderness, Big Sur, Monterey Co., CA.JPG
Buttter Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus). Dec 21, 2014. Ventana Wilderness, Big Sur, Monterey Co., CA (2).JPG

Proposed Names

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified, Field Guide to the Mushrooms of Western North America
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: The reticulated upper stipe on some of these is tricky – more coarse (due to being primarily an extension of the pore layer) than is seen on Butyriboletus. Stipes of Xercomus fruitbodies are also more slender, with velvety (less smooth) caps.

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