Observation 285685: Boletus separans group

When: 2017-08-09

Collection location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

No specimen available

Dark (almost black, with maybe a faint suggestion of violet) pitted cap. Prominently reticulate stipe with violet undertones. No staining. Odor and taste are mild to pleasant.

Whatever it is, it’s keying out in BENA to B. separans.



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Used references: BENA (Key B-1)
85% (1)
Recognized by sight

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I don’t know
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-08-09 17:15:11 CDT (-0400)

this species well at all, Igor. The dark, almost black color of the cap seems to point elsewhere. But I can’t think of a better candidate, and I trust your expertise enough to defer here :)

(And no, I’m still wandering the woods free of chemicals and microscope. I hope to get some of the appropriate paraphernalia soon, though.)

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-08-09 16:39:32 CDT (-0400)

Check out Ron Pastorino’s obs 280000 from TX, which I think could well be the same species and which I will hopefully sequence later this year. Dark cap colors and densely and deeply pitted (almost reticulated) caps are rather unusual for a classic separans from the northeast, but what else can it be? At the very least I expect it to be a closely related entity. Did you try the ammonia test?
IMO, it would make sense to vote up the separans proposal to at least “could be”.

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