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Shaggy-stalked Bolete (Aureoboletus betula) I nearly blacked out twice getting photos of Aureoboletus betula (previously Heimioporus betula), but it was worth it! At least they were not too far off of my driveway! <br />
At a dense mixed forest edge, growing in leaf litter/near rotting wood. Under Carya sp. and Quercus sp. Gordon County, Georgia, US. August 27, 2020. <br />
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At a dense mixed forest edge, growing in leaf litter/near rotting wood. Under Carya sp. and Quercus sp. Gordon County, Georgia, US. August 27, 2020.<br />
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Shaggy-stalked Bolete (Aureoboletus betula)

I nearly blacked out twice getting photos of Aureoboletus betula (previously Heimioporus betula), but it was worth it! At least they were not too far off of my driveway!
At a dense mixed forest edge, growing in leaf litter/near rotting wood. Under Carya sp. and Quercus sp. Gordon County, Georgia, US. August 27, 2020.

Shaggy-stalked Bolete (Aureoboletus betula) I nearly blacked out twice getting photos of Aureoboletus betula (previously Heimioporus betula), but it was worth it! At least they were not too far off of my driveway! <br />
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At a dense mixed forest edge, growing in leaf litter/near rotting wood. Under Carya sp. and Quercus sp. Gordon County, Georgia, US. August 27, 2020.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/100498/shaggy-stalked_bolete_aureoboletus_betula.html Geotagged,Heimioporus betula,Shaggy-stalked bolete,Summer,United States

    comments (13)

  1. Why did you black out? Heat?

    Either way, what a species, truly extraordinary.
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Dysautonomia is the likely culprit. I am extremely temperature sensitive, and I've always struggled with kneeling down or standing up quickly. It was only 79F out, so it should not have been a big problem.

      I just saw a rheumatologist yesterday (after this photo was taken) and had bloodwork done to check for autoimmune diseases. My GI doctor referred me there for other other issues (that are likely related) as we are thinking I may have an autoimmune or collagen disorder. I have been dealing with multiple health issues for two decades +, but they have worsened in recent years.
      Posted 3 months ago
      1. Oh dear, sorry to hear about all those struggles :( Posted 3 months ago
        1. Thanks, Ferdy. Posted 3 months ago
    2. ooops it double posted me :D Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
  2. Wow, perfect specimen! I'm glad you were able to photograph it! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, Twinsie. I would actually try these (they are supposedly delicious) if my stomach weren't so picky/rebellious. Posted 3 months ago
      1. Eh, I think the texture of the reticulation would likely make me gag ;P. Posted 3 months ago
        1. lol, i think you are only supposed to eat the cap :D i would definitely not eat the stalk! Posted 3 months ago
          1. Haha, oh! Posted 3 months ago
            1. I would imagine they would be really tough? I don't wanna find out! :D Posted 3 months ago
              1. For sure. The texture of the reticulation looks like it would be similar to burnt flesh. Makes me think of Freddy Krueger. But, in a pretty way...I just wouldn't want to eat it. Posted 3 months ago
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    Here are a few fungal treasures-- all shared on JungleDragon this week(!!) by moderator, Lisa Kimmerling! #JungleDragon #Fungi #Mushroom

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    Posted 3 months ago

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''Heimioporus betula'', commonly known as the shaggy-stalked bolete, is a species of bolete fungus found in North America.

Similar species: Boletales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 27, 2020. Captured Aug 27, 2020 10:29 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/32.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm