Observation 49413: Boletus sensibilis Peck

When: 2010-06-29

Collection location: Griffey Lake, Bloomington, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kira (Kiradee)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:57 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Griffey Lake, Bloomington, Indiana’ to ‘Griffey Lake, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

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Recognized by sight: the cap color looks like a fading sensibilis as do the light yellow pores

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By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-08-06 08:27:28 CDT (-0400)

Heh. Lovely.

It’s a teaching tool
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-08-05 23:03:58 CDT (-0400)

for people who are new to field identification. Here’s the short version: People complain that a mushroom can’t be this one or that one because the color is wrong, or the pores are too dark, or it’s too small, or whatever. They have an image in their head that comes from a field guide or from mushrooms they’ve seen in prime condition. I ask them to think of how THEY looked in their Kindergarden class pictures, then their Highschool graduation picture, then their retirement party picture. I remind them that field guides picture mushrooms at their High School graduation but when we walk around in the woods the mushrooms we find are Kindergardeners, retirees, middle aged fat boys, anemic teenagers, anorexic mid-life divorcees, etc. It’s amazing how many people will insist that a mushroom has to look like it looks in their favorite field guide. That’s all.

Class picture
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-08-05 22:34:59 CDT (-0400)

I’ve not heard this analogy. Give it up Bill :)

Don’t be talking
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-08-01 00:25:46 CDT (-0400)

about me like I’m not here you two.

that is one of his best.
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-31 23:08:00 CDT (-0400)

did he give it today?

High school yearbook?
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-07-31 23:05:18 CDT (-0400)

What about the class picture analogy? Hes got to give you that one too.

Could be
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-31 22:57:55 CDT (-0400)

bicolor but want to see more of the mushroom. flesh color/staining and odor would be helpful

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-31 22:25:15 CDT (-0400)

Thanks, Bill! Also, love the analogy.

I used to have brown hair
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-31 22:08:19 CDT (-0400)

but now I’m grey. Bicolor starts life with a red head but with exposure to sun and rain the cap can often turn completely dull yellow and every shade between red and yellow.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-31 19:13:21 CDT (-0400)

If this changes anyone’s mind, it was hangin’ out with some other, more red capped specimens.

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2010-07-31 14:53:01 CDT (-0400)

Can bicolor be this yellow, or is it something else?

Created: 2010-07-31 14:39:52 CDT (-0400)
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