Observation 49028: Boletus sensibilis Peck

When: 2010-07-24

Collection location: Yellowood State Forest, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kira (Kiradee)

No specimen available

Delicious curry scent.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:03 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Yellowood State Forest, Indiana’ to ‘Yellowood State Forest, Indiana, USA

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neat face on this guy
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-27 05:42:23 CEST (+0200)

:( but more stern

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-27 02:57:26 CEST (+0200)

For what it’s worth, my camera often makes things looks a lot brighter then they actually are. I don’t remember the pores being so yellow. It definitely did have a rosy stipe though.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-27 02:53:38 CEST (+0200)

I’m not saying it isn’t B. sensibilis but if it is it’s not typical.
although the cap and stipe color is a little off norm it’s not out of the realm it’s the pores that say maaaybe not. They are bright, really bright. I think of sensibilis as having pale yellow pores (although Bill did post one the other day with fairly bright pores) I’ll make a ob of some I collected this past weekend.
As far as staining it’s a quick blue fading to dirty grayish, sometimes… really fresh ones will stay blue for a long time. I’ll have to pay more attention to it next time I pick them (usually I don’t keep them, they seem to fly into tree trunks a lot)

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-27 02:11:10 CEST (+0200)

I’ve seen the blue coloration fade completely away leaving the original yellow.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-07-27 01:39:35 CEST (+0200)

Not definitive but in my experience the blue stains fade to brownish.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-26 16:56:46 CEST (+0200)

Does the staining on sensibilis usually change colors after awhile? I’m having trouble finding a definitive answer either in my field guides or the internet…

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-25 15:21:56 CEST (+0200)

It did stain dark blue quite quickly on the pore surface. I don’t remember what the flesh did, unfortunately. I know it didn’t have any kind of instant or dramatic stain though. The stain on the pores did turn a slightly different color after left for a bit – reddish brown is a possibility.

It did have a very strong scent though! I’m not always wonderful with distinguishing smells, but this was quite strong, and curry would be difficult to confuse with something else. I’ve smelled more definitive sensibilis before, and this was very much the same. I even asked a friend who was with me what he thought the scent was, and curry was his immediate response.

Yes to your question
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-25 15:01:10 CEST (+0200)

there almost always is something else it could be with eastern boletes and smell is not only subjective but highly suggestable. But truely I can’t say what those are without more info. Did the flesh stain blue when you cut it? Did the blue stains on the bruised pore surface turn reddish brown after awhile. More information is alway good.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-25 14:54:36 CEST (+0200)

Is there something else it could be then?

Curry smell is a good indicator for B. sensibilis. Having said that this bolete
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-25 14:40:20 CEST (+0200)

has a very red stipe for B. sensibilis. While sensibilis CAN have some red in the stipe it’s usually mostly pale yellow.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-25 06:45:05 CEST (+0200)

The cap quite definitively smelled of curry.

Why sensibilis?
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-25 02:30:24 CEST (+0200)

I’m curious why you think sensibilis. Did the cap smell of curry? Did the flesh blue fairly quickly? The color scheme is much more like Boletus bicolor. Sensibilis is usually pinker, more like a rosy brick.

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