Boletellus pseudochrysenteroides

Red cap ages olive-brown, & gets deeply cracked/fissured. Yellow cap flesh blues & often tastes acidic. Yellow pores stain blue & resolve to brown.

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Description

Genus: Boletellus

Species: pseudochrysenteroides

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Tells: Red cap ages olive-brown, & gets deeply cracked/fissured. Yellow cap flesh blues & often tastes acidic. Yellow pores stain blue & resolve to brown.

Other Information: Lots of yellow mycelium at base of cap-colored stem (often w/yellow at the top). Quite a rare find.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns orange or yellow, with a gray ring. Cap flesh turns orangish.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns dull orange, with a gray or black ring. Cap flesh turns orange.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface turns olive-gray to dark. Cap flesh turns yellow, gray or olive.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 86 80

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