Boletus carminiporus

Well-netted, dark red stem stains brownish. Yellowish white cap flesh & yellower stem flesh DNS. Yellow baby pores soon turn red & bruise bluish green, resolving to dull olive.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

  • Genus 2: Lanmaoa

Species: carminiporus

  • Species 2: carminipora

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Tells: Well-netted, dark red stem stains brownish. Yellowish white cap flesh & yellower stem flesh DNS. Yellow baby pores soon turn red & bruise bluish green, resolving to dull olive.

Other Information:  Dull red cap ages to pink- or orange-red on its way to reddish- or dull-orange. Pores also fade to orange-red with age. Stem may get lighter going down. A southern species.

Edibility: Edibility unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns yellowish olive. Cap flesh turns bluish gay.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns golden yellow to pale amber. Cap flesh turns orange-buff.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface turns olive-gray. Cap flesh turns bluish gray.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 102 97

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