When: 2016-08-06

Collection location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

No specimen available

Not an ideal situation here: I dug these out of a pile of pine needles and yard clippings that a neighbor had put on the side of the road. In other words, I have know idea about the initial location from which these very large fruiting bodies were extirpated. They were piled up as trash. I’m guessing they came from the backyard. There were bits of red mulch lodged in the base of the larger one’s stipe.

That said, whatever they are, I’ve never seen anything like them around here. They are hefty, around the size of a robust bolete. The stipes are solid and the interior is white. They are scaled, almost Leccinum-like, and the one that appears to have the whole stipe intact has a pointed radicle-like base. The gills are notched. As they have been manipulated and sun-blanched, I don’t know the extent to which they have changed.



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