When: 2016-05-25

Collection location: Bulverde, Texas, USA [Click for map]

29.745°N 98.3835°W 320m [Click for map]

Who: Jared McRae (redeye311)

No specimen available

Found under live oak, flushes year after year, citrus taste and dries ruby red. Pretty good edible.


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Used references: Boletes of Eastern North America

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B. rubicitrinus
By: Jason Bolin (j.bolin@outlook.com)
2017-07-30 21:21:18 CDT (-0400)


The stipe and pores do blue much quicker and than the cap. Is that in essence what you are asking?

The blueing
By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-06-04 22:37:46 CDT (-0400)

I’m pretty familiar with this species and have eaten it several times. The photos show different digrees of moisture. Those with darker caps were in wetter conditions. A certain live oak tree in the neighborhood has flushes every year. Another highly variable southern species. Those from Florida hava darker ruby red cap and the red in the stem is more persistent. I think weather conditions have something to do with it. I’m in a pretty dry climate at times. The dry air usually sucks the moisture away after storms. Another species I discussed with the Bessettes.

I love the array of photos. Very helpful. About the bluing…
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-06-04 20:37:20 CDT (-0400)

The final picture shows a youngster. The bluing seems to be a different shade. Is that due to lighting, or does it match what your eye saw?

In addition, all of the specimens show a distinctive pattern where the stipe context blues much more profoundly than the cap. How reliable is that from find to find over the years? It would be a useful “Tell” if the pattern holds up! It’s not reported in either NAB nor BENA. [Anyone who knows this species from other regions should please chime in on this aspect]

Wow. Another one I have no photo for!
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-06-04 20:32:08 CDT (-0400)

You know the mushroom well? How solid would the ID be if some lab person was to turn up a nose and say, “Are you really sure about that…?”

These southern boletes are a whole different world for me. It’s like what happens for the people who come over from Europe. They think they know what they’re looking at, but it’s really something else.

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