Observation 32356: Xerocomus Quél.

When: 2010-01-21

Collection location: La Selva Beach, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian (triguybri)

No specimen available

Satan’s Bolete? I’ve found similar with thin, woody stem. This stem is wider and banded rose and light yellow.


Sorry about the incomplete photo survey. I threw them out when the heady smell of decomposing fungus threatened to drive my wife to drive me out of the house. The top was reddish brown, curvy but not depressed (too technical for ya?) and looked alot like a pancake from my 6’ vantage point.

Proposed Names

31% (3)
Recognized by sight
62% (3)
Recognized by sight: Red and yellow stipe, yellow, bluing pores, stipe tapered downwards, one of the three common ones: X. chrysenteron, X. truncatus, X. zelleri

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Need cap surface and base of the stipe…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2010-01-21 18:45:22 PST (-0800)

to even get the genus. Satan’s Bolete is pretty unlikely. Most likely it’s a Xerocomus or one of the smaller Boletus species.

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