Boletus coccyginus

Small (<2″), velvety, oft-folded or -convoluted, purple- pink- to orange-red cap may crack by the edge w/age.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

  • Genus 2: Xercomus

Species: coccyginus

Common Name:

Tells: Small (<2″), velvety, oft-folded or -convoluted, purple- pink- to orange-red cap may crack by the edge w/age.

Other Information: Yellow to amber pores age dingier & DNS. Whitish cap flesh may blue, but only slowly or partially. Reddish stem w/yellow base & yellow mycelium. Likes conifers.

Edibility: Unknown.

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 105

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