Boletus fagicola

Brownish pores are bright yellow by the edge & stain dark blue. Yellow flesh quickly blues. Yellow stem w/ brown/gray powder-spots is well-netted, esp. toward the top, & bruises brown.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: fagicola

  • Species 2: spraguei

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Tells: Brownish pores are bright yellow by the edge & stain dark blue. Yellow flesh quickly blues. Yellow stem w/ brown/gray powder-spots is well-netted, esp. toward the top, & bruises brown.

Other Information: Cap may crack in age. Likes oak & beech. NOTE: B. vermiculosus & vermiculosoides can share the brown coloration, but lack the well-netted stem. Stem can be red by the base.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: Cap flesh turns orange. Pores stain dark brown.
  • 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 109

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