When: 2007-11-06

Collection location: Novato, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)

No specimen available

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a Calif satanas
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2008-12-16 15:10:54 CST (-0500)

The bolete in the image looks like Calif satanas( = eastwoodiae ); it has pink tones on a pale gray pileus; amygdalinus is typically dark red to red brown, rarely pink and lacks gray. If the stipe is reticulate, it cannot = amygdalinus.

Boletus eastwoodiae or maybe B. amygdalinus?
By: Administrator (admin)
2007-11-09 00:15:01 CST (-0500)

See Boletus eastwoodiae for a discussion of why this is a better name than B. satanas for the red-pored, bulbous based California bolete.

Based on the photo, it isn’t clear if the stipe is actually enlarged. If it isn’t then I might consider either B. erythropus or B. amygdalinus. This particular specimen looks to me more like the entity we call B. amydalinus in southern California than what I’ve called B. erythropus in northern California. See Observation 4752 for an example of what I would call B. erythropus and Observation 474 for a southern California B. amygdalinus that looks very similar to your photo.