Observation 28576: Xerocomellus mendocinensis (Thiers) N. Siegel, J.L. Frank & C.F. Schwarz comb. prov.

Boletus truncatus at left in both macro-photos.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘UCSC Mycoteam Meeting, UCSC, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CO, California, USA’ to ‘University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA


Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Boletus chrysenteron spores: note smooth taper to both ends
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Boletus truncatus spores: note “chopped-off” end

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No, I didn’t see it blue faster or significantly stronger.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-11-21 21:48:57 CST (-0500)

My prediction is that with 20 or 30 more encounters and photographs of specimens accompanied by actual, good, solid notes I will actually be able to tell these apart in-hand accurately about 90% of the time.

nice side by side comparison, Christian.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-21 10:18:10 CST (-0500)

even those microscopic differences are pretty subtle, tho.
IDs in hand? fergeddabout it!
truncatus supposedly blues stronger and faster…did you observe this phenomenon?
BTW, love the title of your new mushroom club at UCSC! go Team Myco!

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