Observation 72320: Boletus pallidus Frost

When: 2011-07-19

Collection location: Mr. Sherman’s Neighborhood, Rockwell, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

No specimen available

Under Fagus grandifolia, Some species of Quercus were around too.
I’ll go outside and check on which species were around then post them later.


5% KOH
5% KOH
5% KOH

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
75% (4)
Recognized by sight

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Great practice to include photos of the tree and the chem tests!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-21 03:18:33 HST (-1000)

Copy that!

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-20 16:07:35 HST (-1000)

would add Mr. Shankly

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2011-07-20 15:56:30 HST (-1000)

when I first had looked at this observation, before Walter proposed B. pallidus, I was fooled by the mushroom’s appearance into thinking that this must be something that I haven’t seen before, which prompted an exhaustive and eventually fruitless search in the big bolete book. As a matter of fact, I am familiar with B. pallidus, as I have previously collected it on several occasions, but for some strange reason just failed to recognize this otherwise readily identifiable bolete this time around (perhaps because the tubes were not bruised in the pics; the rimose cap and “decurrent” pores threw me off, too). Anyway, the description in the bolete book is a good match, including the KOH staining action…

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