Boletus fairchildianus

Some-kind-of-red cap dulls with age toward tawny or brown. Orange- or red-on-yellow, blue-staining pores. Yellow cap flesh stains strongly blue.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: fairchildianus

  • Species 2: rubricintrinus var. fairchildianus

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Tells: Some-kind-of-red cap dulls with age toward tawny or brown. Orange- or red-on-yellow, blue-staining pores. Yellow cap flesh stains strongly blue.

Other Information: Yellow stem has extensive red streaks, spots, & dots, but not actual netting. Likes sandy soil with oak in the area. A southern species. B. rubicitrinus (a good edible) has a yellow pore surface and less red in the stem.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap flesh turns olive.
  • KOH: Cap flesh turns olive.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface turns orange-yellow or brown.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 110 104

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