Aureoboletus auriflammeus (“Flaming Gold Bolete”)

Stains fingers yellow when handled. Flaming gold cap & stem. Flaming gold pores age toward greenish yellow, DNS, & may have  bright red tints.

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Description

Genus: Aureoboletus

  • Genus 2: Boletus
  • Genus 3: Pulveroboletus

Species: auriflammeus

Common Name: “Flaming Gold Bolete”

Tells: Stains fingers yellow when handled. Flaming gold cap & stem. Flaming gold pores age toward greenish yellow, DNS, & may have bright red tints.

Other Information: Creamy white to pale yellow flesh DNS. Stem grows more netted w/age. Likes oak. White mycelium.

Science Notes: DNA testing has moved this mushroom into the new genus Aureoboletus. Arguments exist over whether it belongs in Pulveroboletus instead.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns reddish brown or darker orange, sometimes with a brief blue flash.
  • KOH: Cap surface loses its yellow, then becomes brown or dark amber.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 93 291

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