Boletus aureissimus (“Golden Yellow Bolete”)

Honey- to bright-yellow cap dulls a bit w/age. Yellow pores age darker & DNS. Oft-bulbous, yellow to bright-yellow stem usually has yellow netting on top.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: aureissimus

  • Species 2: auripes var. aureissimus

Common Name: “Golden Yellow Bolete”

Tells: Honey- to bright-yellow cap dulls a bit w/age. Yellow pores age darker & DNS. Oft-bulbous, yellow to bright-yellow stem usually has yellow netting on top.

Other Information: Yellow flesh DNS. Likes oak. Found from the Piedmont region of North Carolina southward.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • 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 93 92

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