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A large mushroom, perhaps an old specimen (pictures 1-4). When it's damaged it exudes a white latex-like material. Yellow stipe. There's a spongy brown, porous underside to the cap, which is infested with tiny yellow maggots/larvae. The last two shots show the lighter colored, presumably younger mushrooms, which sometimes grow in groups.


Forest in light shade. Substrate is detritus/leaf matter.


Definitely Boletaceae. Possibly Baorangia bicolor,Neoboletus, a Boletus species (rubropunctus?), or Xerocomus tenax.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Excellent, you're welcome! I largely depend on the people at MO for help with mushroom IDs!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 years ago

I will certainly try that, Christine. Thank you!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

It could be Baorangia bicolor...I recommend posting it on Mushroom Observer. They are very knowledgable and helpful!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thank you, gaston1! :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thanks, AntónioGinjaGinja. I think we're on the right track; it's definitely a Boletus sp., but there are many look alikes.

Nice finding Mauna,it's a bolete species,you have to search to see the exact one,i find it very similar to the Xerocomus armeniacus ,but could be another,so check the ones common in your area

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014

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