Observation 48863: Boletellus ananas (M.A. Curtis) Murrill

When: 2010-07-21

Collection location: Lee Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: J. Kleven (SFLshroom)

No specimen available

Growing in Southwest Florida after a long period of heavy rain. They were found in a fairly dense mixed forest of oak, palm and bamboo. There were 2 on one tree and 1 on another near by. They appeared to be growing directly out of scrub oak but may have been growing from dirt and moss packed in cracks in the bark. They were up off the ground a few inches.
I didn’t have a measuring device but estimate the cap to be around 2"-2.5" wide, the stems were around 2"-3" long. Stems were not completely smooth but not scaled like many strobilomyces. When split lengthwise with a knife the inside of the cap/pore quickly bruised bluish.
Colors are shown in photos. Cap whitish with buff/tan scales, stem whitish, pore surface bright yellow.

No distinct smell, just mushroomy.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lee County, Florida’ to ‘Lee Co., Florida, USA



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Recognized by sight: Lack of Reddish pigmentation in apparently young specimen

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By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-05-02 16:26:20 PDT (-0700)

Boletellus ananas. I’ve found many in Lee County, mainly in Estero Bay Buffer Preserve.

Questioning the Suggestion of Ananas
By: J. Kleven (SFLshroom)
2012-06-07 06:25:57 PDT (-0700)

I also question the suggestion of ananas for several reasons. First, this specimen showed no pinkish or reddish coloration. Second, the tufts on the cap of this specimen were well spaced and very distinct, quite different from the pictures of ananas that I have seen. Finally, the pore size in this mushroom was much smaller than the pores that I have observed in ananas specimens.

Possibly Boletellus Dissiliens?
By: J. Kleven (SFLshroom)
2010-07-21 10:37:04 PDT (-0700)

Possibly Boletellus dissiliens? I have found no mention of it occurring in Florida but the complete lack of red/pink pigmentation in a fairly fresh specimen makes me question Boletellus ananas.

Odd, that one
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-07-21 10:01:58 PDT (-0700)

Bolete with veil remnants suggests Suillus, and those
scales on the cap are like Strobilomyces — but it stains
blue instead of red/black. Strange one!

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