- Genus 2: Boletus
- Species 2: coccineus
Common Name: “Pineapple Bolete”
Tells: Cap has distinctive, coarse, hairy, purplish-red scales that extend beyond the edge & age to pinkish-tan or dingy-yellow.
Other Information: A southern species. Often found on decaying wood at the base of trees, sometimes on the ground. Has a whitish veil over the pores when young, which may become a stem ring later on. Stem may have a red zone by the yellow pores. Whitish flesh stains yellow, becoming blue and then bluish gray. Likes oak and pine, often at the tee base.
Edibility: Edible. North American Boletes said otherwise, but the authors changed that in Boletes of Eastern North America.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns olive yellow.
- KOH: Cap surface turns olive yellow, then shifts to deep red.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns green.