Observation 25177: Xerocomus sclerotiorum A.E. Bessette, M.E. Smith, A.R. Bessette & H. Hitchcock nom. prov.

When: 2009-08-06

Collection location: Chester, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

These red-capped, yellow-pored boletes with variable blueing action drive me insane (in my opinion, this is the most difficult section of Genus Boletus). One thing for sure, this is not B. bicolor. The collected specimens were growing in a scattered fashion under hardwoods, possibly oak. The only part of the mushroom that blued instantly and intensely was the pore surface; upon dissection, the blue color was very faint from the get-go and never intensified. The stipe was not reticulated; however, the surface appeared somewhat textured. The color of the pilepellis was red-brown (in some pics it is clearly red, in others — more brown). Unfortunately, I did not perform any chemical tests.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:21 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Chester, Morris Co., New Jersey, USA’ to ‘Chester, New Jersey, USA



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