When: 2009-11-14

Collection location: Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: red pores, rapidly blues, lacks reticulation on stipe.

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Boletus erythropus/amygdalinus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-24 03:33:13 CST (-0600)

Yeah, actually, in the Thiers book on Boletes of Cali., he lists both B. erythropus and B. amygdalinus. And personally I can’t find much difference between the two descriptions to be able to tell them apart. But this is a bit of a damned if you do, or if you don’t here. At least B. amygdalinus is described from the US, and B. erythropus is from Europe. So, I’ve been choosing one over the other when making the id in Cali. In the bay area they all seem to be one species at least, so it seems B. amygdalinus is a better name for them. In other parts of Cali. I think people have other variations that they can separate into different species, and the two names I think get used more there.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-19 16:09:07 CST (-0600)

I am completely unfamiliar with the European form.

Hi Debbie,
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-11-19 15:48:30 CST (-0600)

do you know the difference to the european Boletus erythropus? They look exactly the same (like several other “pairs” which are different nevertheless ….)