Observation 84086: Xerocomus subtomentosus (L.) Quél.

When: 2011-12-03

Collection location: Lower Duckabush River Valley, Olympic National Forest, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: BlueCanoe

No specimen available

Growing on the edge of a primarily Douglas-fir forest (possibly some western hemlock as well).



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Reminds me of the European
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-25 06:23:20 EST (-0500)

Xerocomus ferrugineus.
It is not classical Xerocomus subtomentosus either but Xerocomus seems to be the right genus.

X. subtomentosus
By: BlueCanoe
2012-01-25 00:33:53 EST (-0500)

That’s a better visual fit than B. fibrillosus. Arora suggests multiple tree associates (oak, conifers), and the B/R/B North American Boletes book gives a range including “…west to California, north to Alaska”. I hadn’t ever found a bolete like this before, and was rather stumped.

I’d call this a Xerocomus
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-01-24 23:36:10 EST (-0500)

near what we in Santa Cruz call X. subtomentosus, but ours are with hardwoods…

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