When: 2010-09-18

Collection location: Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia [Click for map]

Who: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight
53% (3)
Recognized by sight: Looks a lot like observation 11863

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What is wrong with B. erythropus?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-09-20 11:14:22 MDT (-0600)

These red boletes have quite a bit of variation in the amount of color. I think for Europe, as far as I’ve seen so far (which might not be that much), these really red guys, with no reticulation on the stipe, and the yellow at the top, is really just B. erythropus, which also can be known as Boletus luridiformis I believe.

I guess
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-09-20 08:49:02 MDT (-0600)

you’ve got a Boletus bochkovii on your hands.

Not B. frostii; this is edible
By: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)
2010-09-20 04:17:12 MDT (-0600)

A B. frostii in Russia? I guess not.

We have been picking these in the same place for many years and eating them (goes to my grandparents) and they taste good.

These grow in a birch an oak forest. They slowly stain blue when exposed, later (looking at it the next day) turn red.

The observation no. that appeared in the name proposal was not the observation no. I wanted to put there. Now I have changed it.

I don’t think…
By: Hamilton (ham)
2010-09-19 23:31:29 MDT (-0600)

…B. frostii is right because there ain’t much if any reticulation on the stipe.

As far as it being B. erythropus, the stipe and cap looks too red. A photo of the cross section or information about what kind of tree this was growing near would help I think.

By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-09-19 22:19:08 MDT (-0600)

but that looks absolutely nothing like #23672.

The stipe of B. erythroporus doesn’t seem red enough, either.