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When: 2017-09-07

Seen at: Baywood, Suffolk Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Soloist

Specimen available

Notes:
Sadly, I have no habitat data on this monstrosity. I found this specimen discarded in a grassy area along side a local neighborhood road. My thoughts are that one of the local tree companies (a few blocks away) grabbed it as a anomaly and tossed it out of the truck on the way back to the shop. What I do know for certain is that it is a white fleshed bolete with a strongly reticulated upper stipe, and a smooth lower stipe (possibly weakly reticulate). It grew with “it’s back against the wall” of something, my assumption is against a tree so I am going to assume it was mycorrhizal. There seems to be a darkish green dusting about the lower areas of the stipe, possibly spores but given the overall state of decomposition I am assuming that this is a mold growth. I currently am attempting to dry and save this specimen.

Images

You can see it’s " back against a wall"
3+ inch thick stipe
Lower stipe
Cap down
Upper stipe
Big mushroom vs. my big head

Proposed Names

-83% (1)
Recognized by sight
93% (3)
Used references: Advice given by members of the New York Mycological Society via facebook, Mushroomexpert.com, Mushroomobserver.org

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Update:
By: Soloist
2017-09-09 03:57:07 CEST (+0200)

Through a little help via the New York Mycological Society I was steered into the direction of Cerioporus squamosus. Did some digging here on MO and Mushroomexpert.com and agree with thier assessment.