Observation 88091: Boletus gertrudiae Peck

When: 2011-08-06

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

No specimen available

Most of the mature caps were over 6 inches across. All had pale yellow caps, stalks-white on lower half, yellow on the upper half. Slight reticulation at the very apex. Mild taste, not much of an odor. Growing in groups near oak, chestnut, and maple.



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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Stipe doesn’t look quite right, though. Reticulations seem out of place for Suillus.
64% (4)
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Recognized by sight: Also compare with B. nobilis, older specimens can look alike.

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I thought these looked
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-22 19:11:51 CET (+0100)

a bit like B. nobilis. But the overall appearance reminds me of Suillus. Does the presence of reticulations on the stipe rule out Suillus? Habitat seems to favor Boletus over Suillus.

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