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Boletus porosporus

Observed: 10th September 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Boletus
Boletus (2)
Boletus (3)
Boletus (4)
Description:

In mixed woodland under Sycamore at edge of wood.Cap brown crazed pattern with yellow under surface on cap.Pores dirty yellow stem had a hint of red towards the base and was red on the inside when cut through.Cap 6cm,stem 5cm not sure which type any idea's welcomed.

Identifications

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Comments

jhn7's picture

Sepia Bolete?

Boletus porosporus
For: Beige cap cracks like crazy paving, lemon-yellow pores. Stem yellow becoming olive brown below faint red at the apex.
Against: Flesh and pores discolour blue.
Possible?

Janet
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jhn7's picture

Same thought

I see Flaxton agrees with me although I suspect he didn't scroll down to my comment!!

Janet
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Sorry about that Janet you

Sorry about that Janet you are right. If I had spotted your comment I would have agreed with that rather than putting up the id.
Mal

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Thanks Janet

I do all the right things with these by cutting to see if it changes colour but I just cannot get the hang of identifying Boletus I think these and Russula's are my nightmare fungi.I am going to order the chemicals and Russula genus book and the Boletus genus book as I am determined to understand them.You seem to get these right I wonder if I ever will

Sheila

Fenwickfield

jhn7's picture

Chuffed!

I'm just pleased to have got a couple right lately as I think Boletes are just gorgeous and have had quite a few IDs from my wood helpfully corrected by Flaxton. They certainly are difficult and some are remarkably similar. I can see why experts specialize in certain genuses (or is it genii ..or genera ...?).

Janet
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Both genera and genuses are

Both genera and genuses are correct I believe. The former being the preferred academic spelling.

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jhn7's picture

Thanks!

Plurals like this (crocuses or croci / octopuses or octopi) seem a bit ambiguous but I never hesitate with cacti. Habit I suppose.

Janet
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