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Romanian mushrooms 6 - again Boletaceae

Romanian mushrooms 6 - again Boletaceae
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5700, Fujinon Zoom Lens 10X Optical Zoom
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 2:07
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Points: 18
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My sixth (I think) combo with mushroms from Romania and the third of the Boletaceae family.This time, along with some well known species, you can see some special ones, be it by their status in Romanian flora or by the unusual look for a bolete. So, from left to right and up to down:

1. Boletus edulis – well known and much apreciated. The less known fact is that is very similar with Boletus reticulatus. Apart from some minor physical differences that reveals only to the specialist's trained eye, a good determination character is the habitat: B. edulis prefers especially coniferous forests (but not totally avoiding the deciduous trees), meanwhile B. reticulatus does the opposite. So if you find it somewhere near spurces or firs, it's a 80% chance to be Boletus edulis. (the same thing apply for B. reticulatus in a contrar case)

2.Chalciporus piperatus – grows exclusively under conifers; small sized and often overlooked, although it appears in numbers has a hot, peppery taste. edible

3. Boletus pruinatus – a specie with similitudes with B. chrysentheron. There is no citation of this specie in any Romanian publication, as I know, so this may be a new taxa for Romanian fungi flora! Edible

4. Phylloporus pelletieri- a bolete with gills! (instead of tubes and pores). Formerly belonging to Paxilaceae family, new reseasches found many similitudes with the boletes, so it was reasigned into Boletaceae family. Indeed, the flesh has a consistence and taste very bolete-like. Edible.

5. Boletus (Xerocomus) rubellus- grat looking specie, with a vivid red cap colour in young and fresh mature exemplars (as the photo shows). Also edible.

6. Boletus castaneus - from Gyroporus subfam., small sized but makes up on tastiness: sweet, hazelnut-like. The stem is empty. Edible

7. Strobilomyces strobilaceus - weird looking, the only specie of its genus growing in Europe. A rare one in Romania. Flesh turns red, then grey when bruised or cut. Edible, but not having much value.

8.Leccinum duriusculum - bulky and fleshy, having a fine taste. Grows only under Populus tremuloides. The flesh also turns red then grey when cut, but at the base of the stem turns rapidly green-blue. Eddible, very good.

9. Buchwaldoboletus lignicola - grows near or on conifers or coniferous stumps, having golden tubes and a great orange coloured and velvety cap. This one can be also a first for Romanian fungi flora, being not cited in any publication I'm aware of yet! Edible

Hope you enjoy these usual or unusual bolettes (especially that all are edible, I tried' em all)!

Regards, Petru

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Excelente trabajo Petru de estos interesantes boletus. Tenemos mala suerte, que este ańo ha llovido muy poco en la zona y podremos ver pocos y comer menos :-( Buenas tomas en algunos de ellos como Leccinum. Preciosos y reales colores. Un saludo y que disfrutes de los hongos:

J. Ignasi

Hello Petru,
Another very interesting presentation of your local fungi.
Many of these Bolete of course are found in temperate regions throughout the world.
We have many of these species here in New Zealand too.
Thanks for showing us this amazing collection.

superbe présentation de tous ces champignons, beau montage, superbes couleurs nettes, bravo et merci du partage

Hello Petru,

This is a beautiful collage. Piece by piece are that beauty,s. They are sharp, and have very nice colours. Interesting notes. Have a nice weekend. Regards and TFS BOB

Hello Petru,
thank you for sharing this lovely composition of mushrooms from Romania!
very good clarity, vivid colour and very details
well done and well composed

Hi Petru,
Nice collage of Boletus photos again with informative note. Some photos are better than the others, but c'est la vie... I appreciate the work You've done again while creating this image. From the separated photos my faves are 1,3 and 8. Congrats for this - and for finding a new specie in Romania. Best wishes, László

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-21 14:42]

selam petru
wonderful represention of Romanian mushrooms on same photo
i like composition, point of view, colours, details, informative note and collage
thanks for sharing

Hi Petru

Good montage of all these lovely fungi

Great note, well done.


Hi Petru,

That's a very beautiful and interesting collage of all these different fungi. I like the colours, sharpness, presentation and notes very much.

Greetings, Nel

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