collected by Peter Bacon in Sierra foothills.



Proposed Names

4% (3)
Recognized by sight: formerly viscid stipe, bright yellow pores, reddish brown cap.
pores do not blue. reticulations at apex; longitudinal “stripes” running down stipe.
5% (4)
Recognized by sight: new name for same species.
-1% (2)
Recognized by sight

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yup, I agree…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-19 09:47:03 CDT (-0500)

which is why I was leaning towards citriniporus at first. but what about the debris stuck to the stipe?

this sucker is just not fitting neatly anywhere.

Looking at the cap
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-04-19 09:43:29 CDT (-0500)

on this it’s safe to say it’s definitely not A. flaviporus. This one is dry and hairy/scaly, no sign of being smooth/viscid…

I can see the similarities w/subtomentosus, too…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-19 09:41:52 CDT (-0500)

except this bolete did NOT blue, the pores remain yellow at age and there sure as heck is no “base coated with whitish mycelium.” Also, that viscid stipe thing.

However, all this debate does explain why we were all scratching out heads over an ID of this little bolete.

The cap kinda fits though, in that it is cracking a bit. Not olive or olive -brown, though, when fresh, more reddish, though ironically when I went to check the no longer so fresh specimen, it was changing to olive tones. but it’s decaying, so…who knows.

yeah, I went back and forth on those two names…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-18 23:07:36 CDT (-0500)

but the cap just doesn’t look dark enough for citrinoporus, the stipe WAS viscid (see leaf litter stuck to it), and it did have those shallow longitudinal ribs mentioned in the Bessette book.

the cap didn’t seem to be formerly viscid (quite dry at this point), but the rest fit pretty well with flaviporus.