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Old Sep 26, 2010, 1:27 am   #1
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Any idea's?

Hi folks,

During a camping adventure in the Manistee National Forest near Fremont, Mi I found a bunch of these mushrooms. I don't have a spore print yet. These mushrooms were found in a large stand of pine trees where some
Amanita muscaria var. formosa were also growing.

The photos should do the speaking, but in case they aren't clear I will try to describe the mushroom. The top of the cap was more red when it was fresh. The flesh was white when I cut into it. The gills are tightly packed (almost spongy) and olive green in color. When I pulled out the mushroom the base of the stem had some blue in color in addition to the white color of the stem.

Anyone have any ideas? I am not good at identifying anything other than morels so I need some input from people that know more than I do.

Thank you very much in advance,


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Old Sep 26, 2010, 9:09 am   #2
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Re: Any idea's?

Howday William and welcome!

My standard response: this is an educated guess - with the info you gave I'd say possibly Boletus projectellus. I'm no expert on the Boletes... at all. Based upon what you describe I went to and came back to that particular bolete. Pretty fungi. Here's a link for your comparison...

The one thing I don't agree with on my own conclusion is the blue staining you've seen so I very well could be wrong. However... that' will get you started. There are a lot of boletes out there. Cool stuff.

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Old Sep 26, 2010, 3:11 pm   #3
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Re: Any idea's?


Thank you very much for the reply. I was perusing, but never found this particular bolete. Now I have something to go on. I think I will put some of the spores on a slide and put it under a microscope and see what I've got.

If anyone else has any differing opinions about what this mushroom is...I am all ears.

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Old Sep 26, 2010, 5:32 pm   #4
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By the appearance of your photo's I would probably put it in the subfamily of boletus, suillus, I'll look into it more for ya,mike

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