When: 2018-05-28

Collection location: Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)

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Orange dots
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-05-30 19:53:09 MDT (-0600)

Unicorn or not, in our advanced day and age it seems archaic to utilize such a questionable trait for formulation of species concept within a notoriously difficult to ID group of similar-looking organisms. Hortiboletus s.l. needs to be elucidated with cutting-edge, modern techniques, and we know what those are. :p

Hortiboletus
By: Jason Bolin (j.bolin@outlook.com)
2018-05-30 19:33:27 MDT (-0600)

I’m not trying to argue, I’m trying to reconcile the fact that rubellus is a European species and the “orange dots” on Hortiboletus are like a unicorn. Very rare if they even exist. :)

Cross section of similar mushrooms is available,
By: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)
2018-05-30 19:26:45 MDT (-0600)

see http://mushroomobserver.org/317567 . All these mushrooms grow on rotten wood in a forest.

H. campestris
By: Jason Bolin (j.bolin@outlook.com)
2018-05-30 19:18:01 MDT (-0600)

Curious as to the ID vs. H. rubellus without seeing a cut section photo.

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