Collection location: Salmon River State Forest, Colchester, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]
Under hemlock, birch, tulip.
Pileus: 8-12 cm in diameter, wide & convex, smooth, rose pinkish with whitish to yellow olive spots.
Pores: Yellow at first, becoming dingy olive-yellow, staining blue and then bluish-brown.
Stipe: Nearly equal or tapering down to the base; yellow base color with some red to pinkish tinges, sometimes with reddish-yellowish striations.
Context: White to pale yellow, staining bluish in the cap context and sometimes in the stipe, as well.
Odor and taste: Not distinctive
Mycelium color: Yellow
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A clean, contiguous and super-long TEF-1-alpha sequence was obtained from this collection by Dr. Kudzma. There are no ambiguous sites; it’s a single haplotype. The typically sequenced region between and including the EF1-983F and EF1-1567R primers is 604 bps long, which is the shortest I’ve seen in boletes so far (it’s typically 607-613 bps long). It is preceded by 273 bases and is followed by 556 bases, for a grand total of 1433 bps!
A BLASTn search of the 611 fragment indicates that miniato-olivaceus possibly belongs in Xerocomoideae (see the uploaded phylogram). The top hits at ~95% are two recent accessions of “Xerocomus” sclerotiorum. Morphologically, this makes at least some sense. That species is closely related to Pulchroboletus rubricitrinus. While I am not suggesting “mini-o” is also a member of Pulchroboletus, it could clade near it, perhaps as a sister gen. nov. Also, interestingly enough Baorangia and Lanmaoa entered the picture here. This is not the first time, however, I see this “behavior”, suggesting a knock on the Xerocomoideae door. In Wu et al. 2014/2016, the phylogenetic positions of both Baorangia and Lanmaoa within the Boletaceae, particularly the former one, have remained unresolved.
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