Observation 26160: Boletus projectellus (Murrill) Murrill,

When: 2009-10-02

Collection location: Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: bryan

No specimen available

On ground in mixed, mostly oak forest.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:53 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Greenbelt, MD, USA’ to ‘Greenbelt, Maryland, USA



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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-10-03 09:31:29 PDT (-0700)

“North American Boletes” by Alan E. Bessette, William C. Roody, and Arleen R. Bessette (B-R-B) is perhaps the best book reference on fleshy pored mushrooms to date. The book is quite expensive, but is worth having especially if you are into boletes.

Boletus projectellus
By: bryan
2009-10-03 09:08:40 PDT (-0700)

Thanks. Was wondering about the geographic distribution. I need a good Bolete reference, so can you clue me in? What is B-R-B?

This is not B. mirabilis
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2009-10-02 22:02:05 PDT (-0700)

According to B-R-B, B. mirabilis is known from the Pacific Northwest and North CA to Michigan. Instead, your images perfectly match the description of the similar B. projectellus which is common in the East. I have been collecting the latter in the NJ Pine Barrens this month (see observation 25529).

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