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John Smalldridge

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"Boletus" on Mushroom Observer means that the proposed/accepted ID for the mushrooms posted is "Boletus." In other words, the claim is that anything more specific than the genus Boletus is not within reach. Often it is the case that consensus cannot be attained on a species name, an indication of the difficulty of getting boletes IDed to species. MO members routinely post confident IDs at genus level to indicate their belief that species designation would be a dubious proposal.

The "L" refers to the author of the genus Boletus. I assume it refers to Linnaeus.

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