Notes:
This is posted on behalf of an experienced forager named TJ Jackson. The specimen was found by the side of a road on private property in West Deer Township in Southwestern PA outside of Pittsburgh. The local woods were a mix of oak and white pine.

Mr. Jackson originally posted this on the Facebook boletes page with the following note: “Blue staining and some red bruising, context yellow, pores still rather stuffed even at this large size. So similar to Baorangia bicolor but just not quite right.”

A sample will be preserved for DNA testing. At least some chemical results will hopefully follow.

NEW INFORMATION: Mr. Jackson reports that he found some younger specimens nearby, and they have a distinct odor of beef bouillon.

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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Similar to some confirmed pallidoroseus found elsewhere on the same day. OP has been modified to add “distinct smell of beef bouillon”

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I just came back from a local park…
By: Scott Pavelle (Scott Pavelle)
2018-07-06 19:13:37 EDT (-0400)

…with a monstrous flush of pallidoroseus, including one monster that is just short of 12" in diameter. That is a known patch and the younger specimens smell strongly of the typical beef bouillon.

TJ just wrote that he found a younger specimen by this one, and that it also smelled of bouillon. So “bicolor but… not” begins to make more sense. I just had no idea these could get that big!

Scott, if a younger specimen becomes available…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-07-06 16:21:07 EDT (-0400)

then I think we can have a better discussion about this type bolete.

The pore surface looks unusual for bicolor.

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