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  1. There were oaks nearby too, but definitely under a stand of hemlock. You can see the hemlock needle deposits on their caps surface. Psammicola seems to have hemlock as associate too. http://www.fungikingdom.net/myco-facts-by-dianna-smith/lactarius--lactifluus-prese.html
  2. Found under Hemlock in southwestern ontario, these orange capped lactarius I am finding again for past two years. Now, theres no latex to see, looked on youngun and old ones, no green tinging, and they are more white on the undersides than orange as other lactarius I have identified. The largest cap i found was 6 inches across.They tasted acrid to me, so did not collect. Psammicola?
  3. I would agree to your i.d. Those maze pores are right for Berkleys polypore.
  4. Thank you Dave. And the sample went into the composter and phew! Some odour there!
  5. These were growing prolifically in a hardwood forest in southwestern ontario, some quite large at maturity 6 inch caps with light brown cap turning browner and underside pores also turning more brown. Blueing of cap, pores, stipe. Brown olive spore print. Taste mild, smell a bit funky. The pores could be peeled away easily from yellowish flesh. I need a bit of help to i.d. but i'll take a stab at it. Boletus vermiculosoides ?
  6. This rosy beauty was found growing singularly under oak in southwestern ontario. Cap just under 4 inches wide. Red netting on stipe. Cap and stipe did not bruise, but when cut blueing happened and faded to a grey in 10 minutes. Smell was like old fruit. Taste unremarkable. Last pic was shot indoors after i came home with sliced specimen, 2 hrs later. I am thinking Rubroboletus rhodosanguineus, any other possibilities?
  7. Ha, i just noticed i said dried them instead of TRIED them. Unless you can dry them too for future use. Well, chefs out there, anybody out there?
  8. Found this nice florette of Berkeley's polypore (Bondarzewia berkeleyi) after the rain yesterday. No bruise discoloration, and the maze like white pores underneath lead me to this i.d. Now has anyone tried these out in recipes? I hear they are like chicken of the woods but a firmer texture. These ones were quite pliable to the touch. Has anyone dried them?
  9. That cap is sure looking like b. Hortoni ..I’d say so. Here’s one i found.
  10. Compare to caloboletus ...inedulis maybe
  11. Thanks Dave, I learned that these are King Boletes afterall! Hoping I can find more with no maggots.
  12. Photos 1, 4, 5 are the same young one. My camera might have been leaning towards those yellow hues. Photo 6 was taken indoors so colour may have changed. Wanted to show cross section of pores and stipe inside. Definitely no yellow interiors. I tasted all three, pleasant mushroom taste. Maturest one had dark yellowish pores. They were growing together within 2 feet under a beech. I was thinkin fagicola var. because of the darker cap colour?
  13. I found three examples of this bolete growing under beech, maple, hemlock mix. One youngun, one older and oldest! They all had the suede like brown cap with funny dash marks on them (insect deposits?) Also the white reticulation at top of stipe with brown below. Taste pleasant. Olive spore print. Bugs seem to love em... Would this be correct?
  14. Found these growing under a red pine with other deciduous trees nearby. I am thinking Leucopaxillus of some sort based on the mealy smell, the leaf litter clinging on ends, a meaty interior cross section, a scant white spore print from immature samples, and gill formation. Am I on the right track? Last pic was indoor shot kitchen lighting.
  15. Thankyou for leading me to believe it could be the disc shaped Discina after all. Theres a whole bunch of different “ears” out there! Interesting !
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