Observation 270875: Suillellus Murrill

Growing in association with a single large oak tree and next to the narrow trail running along the edge of a precipitous drop featuring the most unusual rock formations after which the park is named.
The GPS coordinate are approximate.
Most unfortunately I lost this collection while travelling from one park to another during this very busy day. :-(


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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Possibly conspecific with obs 327823 (NY), obs 334282 (Ontario, Canada), and obs 383792 (MN), all of which are the same based on their ITS sequences.

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-03-04 21:21:26 CST (-0500)

Thanks for the suggestion.
My current concept of peckii is obs 246697. Noah Siegel opined that the transfer of peckii from Caloboletus to Butyriboletus was made in error (http://iucn.ekoo.se/iucn/species_view/223743). Looks like signor Vizzini may have been right all along despite having no molecular evidence to support his proposal: http://www.indexfungorum.org/....

’Peck’s Bolete’ has yellow pores from the get go and the cap pigment is very stable. This observation (270875), however, features ageing fruiting bodies with bleached out yellow-brown caps and pale orange pores, suggesting that the original hymenophore surface color was likely orange-red. The unusual morphology of this red-pored bolete means that even generic placement is very much an open question.
Unfortunately, I spent very little time examining this collection, and the pix are all I have. However, I do recall the context bluing instantly and vividly.
I had the best intentions of preserving these boletes during that hot and busy day of non-stop foraying and park hopping. Ironically, these intentions created a perfect recipe to ensure the collection would be lost forever — I left them in a cool shady place (43.132072, -77.065592) and forgot to pick them up on my way out. :( Better luck next time!

By: Robert(the 3 foragers) (the3foragers)
2017-03-04 20:02:47 CST (-0500)

How about Butyriboletus peckii. With a sun bleached cap?

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-02-25 18:54:51 CST (-0500)

Yes, it was a very interesting, perhaps even unique, collection, and I remember how excited I was about finding it in this very unusual place and in the middle of a drought (western NY was very dry at the time). I regret very much its unfortunate fate, but with some luck I might see it again… in something like 25 years. It’s certainly worth making a lengthy trip to Chimney Bluffs every year! :-)

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2017-02-25 16:45:39 CST (-0500)

Interesting bolete. I hope you find it again.