Boletus albisulphureus (“Chalky White Bolete”)

White cap flesh DNS & may smell pungent or medicinal. White stem yellows going up w/white-yellow netting by cap.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

  • Genus 2: Gyroporus

Species: albisulphureus

Common Name: “Chalky White Bolete”

Tells: White cap flesh DNS & may smell pungent or medicinal. White stem yellows going up w/white-yellow netting by cap.

Other Information: White cap may tint yellow or brown in age, esp. by edge, & may get fine cracks. White pores age toward olive-yellow & DNS. Likes oak and sandy soil.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns pale pink.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 89 86

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