Observation 25134: Xerocomus spadiceus (Schaeff.) Konrad & Maubl.

When: 2008-08-12

Collection location: Barnhart, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

-5% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Used references: “North American Boletes” by B-R-B
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Suggested by Jay Justice

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Boletus sp.
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-09-13 12:03:16 CDT (-0400)

Thank you for your civil response, Patrick. It is quite possible that the red slime mold is a young Tubifera ferrugionosa…

To MOFunGuy
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-09-13 11:52:38 CDT (-0400)

This was not your “fight” and no one asked you to interfere. BTW, calling people names is very immature to say the least.

Boletus sp.
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-09-13 10:57:24 CDT (-0400)

Learning does not require placement of every specimen into species
and possibly variation. We learn to distinguish family and genus
as part of making a final determination. Also, many of us do not
have all of the tools needed to finalize ID’s (specifically, microscopes).
I am content to learn by rough classification and eventually to refine
my knowledge.

Context if I remember correctly on this one was white, taste mild, as I ate
it and some others I found that day.

BTW, my opinion on your “Fungi sp.” from the image I have available to
me suggests Tubifera ferruginosa. I would be glad to know if you determine
another ID based upon further investigation.

Don’t Need To Be A Snot IGSafonov
By: MOFunGuy (jrapp)
2009-09-13 10:32:16 CDT (-0400)

IGSafonov – You can ask for more info without being a snot about it. That definitely doesn’t add to any learning, and it puts me off. I have seen that on this site before and my vote is there’s no place for it.

MO (not so) FunGuy

Alternative ID
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-09-13 02:36:18 CDT (-0400)

Judging from the pics, this bolete could be from the B. spadiceus/subtomentosus group… It would be nice if you could provide additional photos and details, such as the habitat, any color changes upon bruising, the color of the context, and macrochemical reactions. Clearly, there is not enough info to ID this bolete with any confidence. If it is too difficult to be more thorough, why bother to post observations in the first place (we are not learning anything)?

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