Observation 24815: Boletus longicurvipes Snell & A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-08-27

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: after the comments posted below and after seeing the species for myself six years ago

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-31 21:18:21 PDT (-0700)

I sometimes tweak the color of a photo before uploading to make the mushrooms appear more vibrant, or to compensate for poor lighting conditions when the shot was taken. My goal is to present the mushroom as it would actually look if you had it in your hand, or maybe just a bit cooler ;)

These are specimen photos, so I take care not to change important identifying characters. Sometimes the sunlight will make things look more orange than they are, and I have noticed a distinct blue color coming from my hand crank diode light. However, the photos in this observation were taken in the shade, with no artificial light sources. I do not remember if I tweaked this photo, but if I did, then it would have been to enhance, not to reduce the color. If there was yellow in this mushroom, you would certainly be able to see it in the photo.

B. longicurvipes seems a better fit Noah
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-08-31 20:31:25 PDT (-0700)
The only thing that bothers me about that is I’m used to seeing the scurfy punctates of the stipe yellow-orange in that species (rather than red) but again I wonder about color fidelity?

Bill Yule

I would have
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-31 20:00:08 PDT (-0700)

call it either longicurvipes or viscidocorrugis

color fidelity
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-08-31 19:44:11 PDT (-0700)

I have to wonder about the color fidelity of these pics? If the pore surface was yellow rather than white I’d have no trouble calling this Boletus rubropunctus. Otherwise I’d call it Austroboletus gracilis but the slick, wrinkled cap is a bit atypical for that species. Tough one to ID by pic.

Bill Yule

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