When: 2010-08-01

Collection location: Lassen National Forest, Tehama Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Herman Brown (brownthird)

No specimen available

I first IDed these as a B. appendiculatus, but Dimitar convinced me that is was a B. abieticola because of the season found (mid July) and habitat (under red fir).
Bright yellow stipe and pore tubes, crisp, white flesh when cut, blueing slowly mainly in the cap, with very yellow flesh when cooked.
Delicious, one of my favorites

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:11 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lassen NF, PLumas County’ to ‘Lassen National Forest, Plumas Co., California, USA’


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in addition to the unique fir habitat…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-01 13:25:19 CDT (-0400)

the subtly fibrillose/appressed scale texture of the cap is also distinctive.