Observation 50667: Boletus edulis Bull.

When: 2010-08-18

Collection location: Mount Lemmon, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Esquared

No specimen available

My husband found this mushroom at around 8,000 feet on the mountain north of Tucson AZ in southern AZ. I emailed a photo of it to Roger Phillips and he said it looked like Boletus Flaviporus or Boletus Citriniporus. We no nothing about mushrooms but were astounded by the size and coloration of this specimen. If anyone here can help us identify it, we’d really appreciate it.

[admin – Fri Aug 20 02:06:18 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mont. Lemmon, Pima Co., Arizona, USA’ to ‘Mount Lemmon, Pima Co., Arizona, USA



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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-18 17:23:28 CDT (-0500)

No, this does not really look anything like B. flaviporus or B. citriniporus. This is one of the species or variants in the B. edulis group.

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