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When: 2020-08-16

Collection location: Triadelphia Reservoir, Howard Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: r.shrubber

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-1% (2)
Recognized by sight: Based on past observations from this location.
Used references
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: B. vermiculosoides clades in Neoboletus, naturally

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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2020-08-19 18:48:18 MST (-0700)

Looking at our obs 415146, it’s possible I made a mistake and it’s not brunneosqumulosus. I am not familiar with that taxon very well, having found it only once, and the species concept is derived from 5 sequenced collections, one of which (from PA) looks very different from the others. [You can find these posts by searching the species name.] Hence I am going to reduce the confidence for my proposal in 415146 to “could be”.
It’s also possible that there are two species of Neoboletus growing in the same area. The bottom line is that if the pore surface was more brown than red, then the present post is likely to be vermiculosoides or a related taxon. Ditto for 415146.

Thanks IGSafonov!
By: r.shrubber
2020-08-16 20:05:27 MST (-0700)

I’m a slight bit less detailed in my observations than I would like to be as of yet. Lol. I only suggested the name based on its similarities to my past observation 415146 that was found near this location . I appreciate the key characteristics I would need to look for to ID this properly and will no doubt be more likely to get it right in the future, hopefully!

Where are…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2020-08-16 18:52:03 MST (-0700)

…the brown squamules on the stipe? :-)