Observation 401808: Baorangia bicolor group

When: 2019-10-04

Collection location: Interlochen, Michigan, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric (eozkan)

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Solitary polypore mushroom with an extremely irregular cap discovered growing from soil beneath well-rotted hardwood in a mixed woodland. Would appreciate help with identification.


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I can’t recall and have no notes on this specimen…
By: Eric (eozkan)
2020-02-14 07:09:28 MST (-0700)

I don’t think I even noticed the signs of bluing at the time but they are evident in the photos. Beginner’s folly…“I don’t need to write anything down, I’ll be able to rely on my excellent memory…”, next season will be different!

Cross-section would have been helpful
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2020-02-13 20:06:19 MST (-0700)

How quickly and intensely did the flesh blue?
Older and contorted fruitbodies of boletes are good at hiding their true identity. Besides, this section of Boletaceae is particularly challenging to identify from morphology. My guess this is a species of Lanmaoa (possibly L. pallidorosea), but Baorangia bicolor is a possibility that shouldn’t be discounted.

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