Observation 75871: Boletus erythropus Pers.

When: 2011-08-27

Collection location: Knighton Heath Woods, Dorset, England [Click for map]

Who: Mark Pragnell (Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters)

No specimen available

Growing with Beech and Sweet Chestnut. Discolored dark blue/black where handled. Flesh changing blue quickly then fading to mottled.



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Recognized by sight: There is a lot of conflicting information regarding B.erythropus syn B. luridiformis. Thanks Andreas I KNEW I should of gone with R.Phillips on this.

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By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-09-09 22:52:48 CDT (-0400)

Sorry, I’m reading “Boletus luridus” instead of “B. luridiformis”.

After your comment I looked at MycoBank. But MycoBanks opinion of “Boletus erythropus Pers. 1795” is “currently used”. And the record of “Boletus luridiformis Rostk. 1844” contains no hint that B. erythropus is a synonym of B. luridiformis.

I am only as good as my info sources, so could be wrong :-/
By: Mark Pragnell (Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters)
2011-09-09 17:42:38 CDT (-0400)

From my info. Sources B.luridiformis is current and is syn. With B.erythropus. Common name ‘’Dotted stem Bolete’‘. I will upload better picture when back at PC.
Andreas Stem did not show ’’net’’ reticulation rather redness increased towards apex.

Are you sure?
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-09-09 15:30:52 CDT (-0400)

I couldn’t see any net on sthe stem but I mean to recognize a flakey look wich is typical for Boletus erythropus. Do you have a larger image or a picture detail of the stem?
Regards, Andreas

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