When: 2008-08-05

Collection location: Babcock State Park, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

85% (6)
Used references
Based on microscopic features: The spores are punctate (have little holes) like some Austroboletus sp., but the spore color is olive brown like Heimioporus.
3% (2)
Recognized by sight: Please vote against this name, but do dot delete it. This name was published in a very well respected field guide. Showing the old (deprecated) name here allows for a continuity of nomenclature that otherwise would be obscure.
Used references: Gary Lincoff’s National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms, page 563, color plate 407, 18th edition, 2004.

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Same fungus
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-05-01 11:26:55 CDT (-0400)

Different names, same fungus. See my comment on observation 8638.

holy cow!
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-04-30 18:33:45 CDT (-0400)

that thing looks neat!
great find.

Synonyms right?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-04-30 16:44:37 CDT (-0400)

I take it that Boletellus betula, Austroboletus betula and Heimioporus betula all refer to the same taxon and the first two should be deprecated. I have gone ahead and done that. Please let me know if there are actually separate taxa being referred to here.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2008-12-16 22:22:05 CST (-0500)

Nice find Dan, I love the colouration of the stipe!