KOH and ammonia negative. Bruises quickly on pores. Slowly on cut cap flesh. Under White Oak.


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By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-09-12 17:15:01 PDT (-0700)

Many thanks.

Bolete filter?
By: Soloist
2017-09-12 17:03:38 PDT (-0700)

Thanks to this gorgeous specimen and the following commentary I am now fully aware and super excited about your website! I’m in the process of learning it and can’t wait to put it to use in the field! Thanks!

Use my name sir. Jon Shaffer
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2017-09-11 10:44:24 PDT (-0700)
Actual name for copyright purposes
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-09-11 07:39:08 PDT (-0700)

I assume you are the same Jon at your parenthetical-name-dot-com. Correct? Is that the name you want me to put on the copyright/credit line for these photos? I can refer to this Observation too, but speaking as a professional I have my doubts about whether your M.O. handle is sufficiently clear for copyright protection.

It’s entirely up to you. I’m just overprotective about the rights of those who share their photos with us.

No problem, Jon
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-09-09 14:31:51 PDT (-0700)

I’ll be sending the pix momentarily.
I will be scoping out 288188 later today.

Help yourself Scott!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2017-09-09 14:20:03 PDT (-0700)

You have my permission. I love The Bolete Filter! Jon

Thank you so much for your work Igor!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2017-09-09 14:17:35 PDT (-0700)

A spore pic would be cool, for sure. Jon

Jon, can I use these photos on the Bolete Filter?
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-09-08 22:32:25 PDT (-0700)

Pseudochrysenteroides is a rare find and we only have two pics – neither of which show as many angles or as much detail as yours.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-09-08 18:58:32 PDT (-0700)

I scoped out your collection and found out that the spores are longitudinally striate.
They measured 11.2-12.1 × 5.6-6.5 µm. Their overall appearance was consistent with that of M. Kuo’s ( Hence, in light of all the info in hand, I think there is good chance your collection is indeed pseudochrysenteroides, and I raising my vote to “promising”. Let me know if you want spore pictures for your observation.

Thanks, Jon
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-08-24 21:11:13 PDT (-0700)

Yes, I will gladly take half of the fb and do some basic scope work. I will send you my addy via MO.

No scope but I can send you half, if you like Igor.
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2017-08-24 18:11:47 PDT (-0700)

It’s the least I can do considering all of the help and work you provide!

Thanks Scott!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2017-08-24 18:09:03 PDT (-0700)

Yes. The base if the stipe was red inside which seems weird but I’m just an amateur. The other colors are self explanatory.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-08-24 13:42:36 PDT (-0700)

If you have access to a microscope do you mind checking the spore surface texture?

I won’t venture a guess on the ID, but…
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2017-08-24 13:40:04 PDT (-0700)

…that is one of the coolest photos I’ve seen in a while. What startling color transitions! Did it look that vivid in real life?