Observation 49730: Leccinum rugosiceps (Peck) Singer

When: 2010-08-05

Collection location: Nehantic State Forest, Lyme, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

Whatever this bolete is it’s new to me. My ID is tentitive. At first look I was sure this was going to be Boletus subtomentosus and the cap fits that mushroom exactly. Picking it threw me when I saw, looking at the stipe, this is clearly a Leccinum. In fact the stipe matches that of Leccinum rugosoceps perfectly. In every phyical aspect it looks like someone took the caps from Boletus subtomentosus and stuck them on the stipes of Leccinum rugosoceps. These mushrooms were well past prime in 100 degree heat w/ high humidity and before I could get them home for a better look the maggots were already getting the best of these.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Nehantic State Forest, Lyme CT’ to ‘Nehantic State Forest, Lyme, Connecticut, USA


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Thanks Walt
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-08-05 21:09:28 EDT (-0400)

this mushroom fits the description in RBB well but since it rotted so quickly and I’d never found it before I was hesitant to id it. It’s unique and the location is near my house so I’ll look for it again

I think you are right
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-08-05 20:51:35 EDT (-0400)

But the current name is Leccinellum crocipodium.

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