Observation 47494: Aureoboletus auriporus (Peck) Pouzar

When: 2010-06-23

Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Found in mixed Oak-Hickory w/ mixed conifers forest. This shot was taken after a rain giving the cap a deeper, moist appearance. One specie I’m considering is Boletus (Xerocomus) auriporus. A second shot has been added to better show cap color and texture.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA



Proposed Names

-24% (5)
Recognized by sight
50% (5)
Recognized by sight
50% (4)
Used references: Bessette, Roody, and Bessette

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Thanks Bill
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-07-06 17:57:01 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the input about this being auriporus. Mark

Boletus (Xerocomus) auriporus
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-02 19:46:13 PDT (-0700)

This sure looks like B. auriporus to me. The brilliant gold pores fade after a few days but they never become dingy green and Noah is right this is a Xerocomoid Boletus. I don’t know what the high priests over at Index Fungorum are saying these days about the generic validity of Xerocomus but I guess now that the great Alex Smith has passed on we may get passed his ban on Xerocomus and catch up with the rest of the world and use this usefull distinction (Xerocomus) for the dull-colored fuzzy-capped, big-angular-pored Boletus type boletes. I mean no disrespect, Alex just didn’t go for Xerocomus.

Created: 2010-06-24 21:09:57 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2011-11-06 12:59:21 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 162 times, last viewed: 2017-10-19 09:09:02 PDT (-0700)
Show Log