When: 2018-05-26

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

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

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Growing solo under a live oak. Cf. obs. 294534, presumably the same species.



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Thanks, Logan
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-05-26 20:02:41 PDT (-0700)

I think I can see the squamules on the overexposed pic. This is the classic stipital ornamentation of Neoboletus, which as you know is very well represented in the USA… I have a sample of your 294534 in my possession, and it will hopefully be submitted for sequencing – along with your other collections – later this year.

I’m pretty sure
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2018-05-26 19:13:23 PDT (-0700)

it’s the same, Igor. It has that distinctive stipe decoration, the smoky squamule-like blotches. Of course, my supremely shitty photos do not demonstrate this feature very well.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-05-26 18:04:32 PDT (-0700)

Not sure if it’s the same as as obs 294534, unless it came from the same spot. To me this looks more like the uncommon yellow form of the ubiquitous oak-loving northeastern “cf. subvelutipes” type (e.g., obs 243052). However, there is no concrete evidence at this time the critter actually made it much below the Mason Dixon line, let alone to the Gulf area…

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