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Description:

I hope this is a King Bolete (Boletus edulis). Found about 6 of them this morning on the way out of the area we were looking for chanterelles in. The biggest is about 10 - 12 inches across the cap. Pore surface is white, as is the meat, caps are all reddish brown. Smaller specimens are waxy, larger are a bit slimy. They don't seem to stain other colors on bruising, however one did turn a bit blue on the edges where we cut the stem only. It's included in the pic in hopes of a positive id also! The pore surface is really an off white, although it looks very brown in the picture!

Habitat:

Mixed hardwood and conifer, clay soil

Notes:

These were not found just under the trees, but in a cut bank on the side of the road. Most were about 10 - 15 feet below the trees...

1 Species ID Suggestions

celine
celine 10 years ago
orange bolet
Leccinum aurantiacum


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19 Comments

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Thanks for the help with ID, everyone! I will go back and see exactly what type of trees were growing on the hill top... then I should have it nailed down! Seems the different types are dependent on trees in the area!

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

I agree. Either L. aurantiacum or manzanitae.

celine
celine 10 years ago

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leccinum_au...
I really think it's one of them, check the link above.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

In future, a major clue to distinguish Boletus edulis from Leccinum, the edulis has a raised net-like pattern of white/light buff over the darker tan on the stem, in diamond patterns, and the sponge (when young) is whitish turning yellow. The Leccinum has a characteristic black/brown raised powdery stuff on the stem.

celine
celine 10 years ago

Hi, it's definitly a orange bolet ! i've been picking them since i was a child. They are delicious and beautifull ! You need to deep them into boiling water for 5 minutes as you cut them up to stopp them becoming blue.
Enjoy ; )

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Looking at both the spore print, and the stem I cut in order to get that print... it seems the STEMS only do turn blue on cutting. Still no odd color bruising in the mushroom cap. Also, the stem I cut off to get spore print is completely blue-ish this morning.

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

I've been told they are edible Leccinum... but from what I can find, Leccinum are being found to be no longer safe. So, when in doubt... stick to the confirmed safe ones!

http://leslieland.com/2009/07/wild-mushr...

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Spore print is a cocoa brown, pic of it coming.

I was just looking at the Leccinum in one of my books ......... seemed a better fit to me, and now you have re-enforced that.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

I am confident this is not Boletus edulis, but is more likely Leccinum sp.

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Yes, I likely will... I occasionally go on forays with them! I just didn't want to wait until morning to begin getting opinions... I have a fantastic mycologist expert an Oregon State University who has offered his help more than once, written a book or two on the subject. I'll send him an email in the morning. Thanks!!

or, there is an Oregon Mycological Society, but I don't know their website

you might try contacting the Puget Sound Mycological Society at www.psms.org

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Don't remember seeing any madrone. Fir, oak, pine and very few and scattered cedar... some maple also.

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Only one of the 6 turned blue on the edge where cut (and I am pretty positive they are all the same)... it is possible it was from a previous mushroom cut? I did cut one shortly before that DID stain blue... It's here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/774...

were these found near Madrone Trees?

oh, didn't see that ......... I totally understand about not trying new until you know.

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Even with the blue stain in the stem... until I saw that, I was pretty certain also. I have never found one, so I only have my books and the web to confirm. I am getting spore print as I post all the pics... I am so chicken to try new shrooms until I can confirm without doubt.

Definately Boletus edulus

Michelle Parish
Spotted by
Michelle Parish

Veneta, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Nov 7, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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