Boletus curtisii

Viscid, bright yellow cap tastes acidic and stains fingers yellow. Viscid yellow stem is often hollow & long compared to the cap.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Boletus curtisii

Genus: Boletus

  • Genus 2: Pulveroboletus

Species: curtisii

Common Name:

Tells: Viscid, bright yellow cap tastes acidic and stains fingers yellow. Viscid yellow stem is often hollow & long compared to the cap.

Other Information: White cap flesh DNS. White/buff to pale yellow pores age duller & darker, & DNS or stain orange. A little tough to identify. You almost think “Suillus.”

Science Notes: Initial DNA testing moved this mushroom from Boletus to Pulveroboletus, but subsequent and more refined testing moved it back. Go figure.

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 106 BENA 294

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