Austroboletus gracilis (“Graceful Bolete”)

Pink or whitish cap flesh DNS. Tubes are very deep & very depressed at the stem. Long, oft-curved, oft-ridged, pale-cap-colored to brownish stem.

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Description

Genus: Austroboletus

  • Genus 2: Tylopilus
  • Genus 3: Porphyrellus

Species: gracilis

  • Species 2: gracilis var. gracilis

Common Name: “Graceful Bolete”

Tells: Pink or whitish cap flesh DNS. Tubes are very deep & very depressed at the stem. Long, oft-curved, oft-ridged, pale-cap-colored  to brownish stem.

Other information: Maroon to cinnamon (sometimes tawny to yellow-brown) cap often cracks w/age. White pores age to pinkish, pink-brown, or burgundy & bruise darker or brownish. Found on or near decaying wood, usually alone. White mycelium. May taste vaguely sour.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface flashes green & then amber to orange. Cap flesh may turn pink, but not always.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns orange-brown or red. Cap flesh may turn brownish orange, but not always.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No effect on cap surface. Cap flesh usually turns grayish green.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 324 North American Boletes 80 70

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