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I found these boletus under a hickory tree in my dads yard yesterday. The only species I can ID to is Boletus Eastwoodiae, yet in my field book it says these ONLY grow in the west coast, so that throws me off. Then I thought maybe B. Luridus because they do grow in the region, yet the B. Luridus has white flesh that slowly bruises blue. These definitely had yellow flesh, thick, and bruised so fast I couldn't even get a fast enough pic of the yellow flesh. They were a beautiful patch, and I encountered them about a month ago also. I don't think it is B. Frostii because of the stem and B. Satanas are too pinkish. They were a great find though! Happy Hunting Everyone! Sorry if pic quality is bad, my kids threw the cannon A70 in a pool, so I have my old Kodak DC 12 from 1998 and its not the best for quality, but I try! Hopefully I can get a new camera soon! Peace Love and Shroominess!
No, I know not to eat em'. They all bruise blue like that. I have never seen a bluing reaction that great, not even on actives. I just found it interesting that they were growing in grass under the hickory tree and that the only species I can ID it to says it is rare and grows only along west coast. Thats pretty far for spores to travel imho. Maybe I am missing a species in the Boletus. I'm sure someone will know for sure! Peace love and shroominess!
These pics were from yesterday and as far as I can remember the stalk was really smooth on outside and inside really ridged. There may have been the ridgelike pattern on the stalk though. It bruises so fast its hard to get an accurate view. I encountered them about a month ago also, so I'm sure after the rain last night there will be more. My dads yard is a plethora of great mushroom finds, I don't even need bug spray! ToxicMan, thanks for telling me about the pattern, now I'll take a better look at the stalk of the boletus I find. I have been trying to research the boletus finds from Mich. Maybe I can get the species right!