Hortiboletus campestris (“Field Bolete”)

Found in lawns and roadsides. Yellow stem- & paler cap-flesh both stain greenish blue. Yellow pores age to greenish- or olive-yellow. Never gets bigger than 1-1/2″ across.

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Description

Genus: Hortiboletus

Species: campestris

Common Name: “Field Bolete”

Tells: Found in lawns and roadsides. Yellow stem- & paler cap-flesh both stain greenish blue. Yellow pores age to greenish- or olive-yellow. Never gets bigger than 1-1/2″ across.

Other Information: Red/brown/tan cap may crack in age, but not as much as H. rubellus. Yellow stem gets darker going down, typically w/ reddish dots/powder toward the bottom. Yellow mycelium.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Hortiboletus” (“hortus” = “garden,” a typical environment for the members of this genus).

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface does not react. Blue-staining on cap flesh disappears.
  • 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 101 223

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