Austroboletus gracilis var. pulcherripes

Reddish- to dark-brown (fading w/age), oft-fissured cap w/yellow in the cracks. Coarsely netted (esp. on the upper 2/3), cap-colored stem.

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Description

Genus: Austroboletus

Species: gracilis var.pulcherripes

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Tells: Reddish- to dark-brown (fading w/age), oft-fissured cap w/yellow in the cracks. Coarsely netted (esp. on the upper 2/3), cap-colored stem.

Other information: Found in the New York Adirondack Mountains at Star Lake. Cap eventually fades to light- or yellow-brown, & it’s edge bruises reddish. White baby pores age through pinkish-flesh color to coca brown when old, & DNS. White mycelium. Likes hemlock, around spruce and yellow birch.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin flashes green, becoming a rusty orange dot surrounded by a blush gray ring. Cap flesh turns pinkish brown to amber, resolving to dull orange. Pores have no reaction.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns mahogany red. Cap flesh turns pinkish brown to amber, resolving to dull orange. Pores have no reaction
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 81

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