When: 2009-11-15

Collection location: Soquel, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

68% (7)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Used references: The genus Aureoboletus, A world-wide survey. A contribution to a monographic treatment. By Wolfgang Klofac.

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Typical B. flaviporus
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-11-16 06:16:41 PST (-0800)

Doug, in my eyes this is a very typical form of B. flaviporus — the stipe color is very pale on young material and darkens with age. Its length varies dramatically and thus the stature too. This is a beautiful Xerocomus species under Live Oak.

Stipe is too white.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-16 01:09:37 PST (-0800)

I’ve never seen B. flaviporus with such a white stipe. Not sure this is correct. How viscid was the caps on these? The caps when wet should be pretty slimy, much like a Suillus. These might be more in the B. subtomentosus bunch, which is either rather variable, or a complex of species. Those usually have yellow mycelia attached to the base.