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Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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6 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

I will certainly try that, Christine. Thank you!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thank you, gaston1! :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 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 https://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j...

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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