Found in north Ms under shagbark hickory. Instantly bruised strongly blue on both the pore surface and interior flesh. Odor not distinct/somewhat mushroomy. Taste pleasant/almost sweet. The id i have was provided by Arleen Bessette via facebook. She noted the yellow edge around the margin of the pore surface as a characteristic of the species.


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Thank you.
By: David Tate (DavidTate)
2017-07-06 15:00:36 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the insight. Boletes aren’t my strong suit, so I am at the whim of the consensus on this, and can’t offer much insight other than location, ecology, etc. The specimen is available to anyone who may want it for study.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-07-06 10:00:20 PDT (-0700)

I see pale sulfur-yellow tomentum at the base of stipe, which is typical of subvelutipes types, just above the white mycelium. The descriptions of hypocarycinus don’t mention this strigosity.
Also, the description of hypocarycinus calls for a “pileus dark brown, without red tones; stipe pallid, dark red punctate”,1 “Pileus… Warm Sepia (7F5-6) to Sepia (5A1-2)…”. 2 The latter reference also states: “Boletus hypocarycinus is characterized by the brown color of the pileus, the red pores and the red to reddish brown pruina over stipe contrasting with the pale yellow ground color of the stipe”. This contradicts the appearance of the pileipellis and stipe in 280979, and the pictures of this taxon NAB, BENA and Ref. 2 are very different from the mushroom in this observation.
1 E.E. Both The Boletes of North America: a Compendium, p. 160
2 Ortiz-Santana et al. Boletes from Belize and the Dominican Republic, pp. 305-7 (text), p. 336 (photo)

She was quite firm in that ID too.
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-07-06 08:51:26 PDT (-0700)

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