When: 1993-06-15

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

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Identified by sight. Collected on a weekend trip up to the Sierra with Phil Carpenter and other friends from the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz.

These are some examples of the spring porcini that comes up in the Sierra mountains. They are pretty clearly distinct from the European Boletus edulis and I believe there is some genetic evidence to that effect. I’ve heard Boletus rexvernus has been proposed as a name. However, as of July 2006 I don’t believe that name has actually been published.


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Recognized by sight: Looks right and was growing at the right place in the right habitat at the right time of year.

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Just staying current…
By: Administrator (admin)
2008-08-12 18:49:41 CDT (-0400)

Just because a collection was made before a (provisional) name change happened doesn’t mean I can’t apply the new name to it. In fact the site will do that spontaneously when names get deprecated.

Historically speaking, your boletus wasn’t even pinophilus in ’93, was it? Let alone the yet to be n
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-12 10:35:47 CDT (-0400)