When: 2015-08-01

Collection location: Edmund Babler Memorial State Park, St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

Brought in on a MOMS foray at a location of oak/hickory woods. I did not collect this. No one else wanted to take this home and try for an ID.


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By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-08-05 12:26:06 MDT (-0600)

for your interest in my observation #211837. I wish I had the time to pursue this more thoroughly. But I do not. I returned from a trip two weeks ago and am now involved trying to identify LOTS of mushrooms from a totally different area from where I live – Northern New Mexico and Northern Arizona. I look at the photos and realize how little I do know. I did find some postings on this site of the exact area in question – Santa Fe Ski Basin (Windsor Trail) in New Mexico. That has been a little help. Think this project will take months. I am sure there are a number that will end up in my unidentifieds. But it was a wonderful experience just seeing what I did. I call it mushroom heaven. A wonderful place! Hope to repeat next year.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-02 15:39:07 MDT (-0600)

Does anyone in your club have a microscope? Boletellus has ribbed spores, and x400 magnification is enough to see this feature.
Your mushroom could be a species from the rubellus/fraternus/campestris/harrisonii complex. The pseudochrysenteroides page on Kuo’s Mushroom Expert describes how to separate it from the above lookalikes.