Observation 70680: Boletus separans Peck

When: 2011-07-01

Collection location: Greenwich, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shannon (ShannonInCT)

No specimen available

Notes:
Found at the base of a maple, also near birch and oak. Scent is floral. Pileus has some pitting.

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Proposed Names

41% (3)
Eye3
Used references: North American Boletes (Bessette, Roody, and Bessette)
Based on chemical features: Stipe turned blue on application of NH4OH.
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Hydroxide
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2011-07-01 18:50:40 PDT (-0700)

If one has an avid interest in bolete mushrooms, that person ought to have a weak hydroxide solution at hand. 14% NH4OH, 3-4% KOH, OR, believe it or not, you can make it up from a weak aqueous solution of Drano. We’re talking DILUTE SOLUTIONS here!
With aqueous hydroxide solution, and basal mycelium color (among other macro observations), you will be well-armed for boletes!

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