Observation 9133: Boletus longicurvipes Snell & A.H. Sm.

When: 2008-08-05

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Some more Boletes. I did not pick them or slice them, nor did I make spore prints, and I did not put any chemicals on them.

I think they are beautiful and I wanted them to live.



Proposed Names

-12% (3)
Recognized by sight: Mostly they are fat; sometimes they are slender, like these…the colors on cap and stem are right.
They could’ve been living on, inside of you, Dan! Mmmmm, porcini!
74% (3)
Recognized by sight: looks like B. longicurvipes; Somewhat viscid wrinkled cap, stipe with scaber like projections similar to Leccinums. Definitely not edulis.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-02-14 23:16:40 CST (-0500)

I think these may be the same. B.viscidocorrugis and B. longicurvipes may turn out to be synonyms…

By: Dave in NE PA
2009-02-14 00:10:35 CST (-0500)

Thanks for the ID info John. Next summer I’ll see if I can find both species.

Boletus viscidocorrugis
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-13 21:56:47 CST (-0500)

The collections with the slight turquoise staining at the stalk base, much like one would expect to see in a Leccinum are Boletus viscidocorrugis,


By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-02-13 07:55:15 CST (-0500)

Hardly a summer goes by when I don’t find at least a few B. longicurvipes (or at least what I have IDed as such). The most likely habitat seems to be acidic upland oak woods. Curiously, some collections I have made show a slight turquoise staining at the stalk base, much like one would expect to see in a Leccinum.

or Boletus viscidocorrugis
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-13 02:27:37 CST (-0500)

This could also be Boletus viscidocorrugis. To me Boletus longicurvipes and Boletus viscidocorrugis look the same until cut in half. Once cut Boletus viscidocorrugis turns dark inside but Boletus longicurvipes does not. I have seen both in WV.
John Plischke

nice call, Noah!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-19 20:02:22 CDT (-0400)

never saw those “scabers”.

not a bolete that I’ve ever seen before.
just trying to fit it (badly) into one of my Western knowns, which is not always doable or adviseable.
longicurvipes apparently has glandular dots along the stem, which stain orange, no reticulation at upper stipe and a penny bun look to the cap. I think you’ve got it!

I don’t see any of the red orange staining on these mushrooms…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-18 13:13:34 CDT (-0400)

..which do, indeed look like skinny edulis. We human species come in many forms, too!

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