Aureoboletus gentilis

Smaller (<3″), viscid-when-wet, pale gray- pink to -brown, oft-streaked cap. White cap flesh DNS, & may smell fruity. Yellow stem gets reddish brown going down.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Boletus gentilis

Genus: Aureoboletus

  • Genus: Boletus
  • Genus 2: Pulveroboletus

Species: gentilis

Common Name:

Tells: Smaller (<3″), viscid-when-wet, pale gray- pink to -brown, oft-streaked cap. White cap flesh DNS, & may smell fruity. Yellow stem gets reddish brown going down.

Other Information: Yellow pores age duller, stain brown, & may have moisture beads.  Likes beech & oak. A southern species.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Aureoboletus” (“Aureo” from the characteristic sunny-yellow pores). Gentilis is a European species known to grow in moderate climates, but it has only been reported in the deep south for North America. One wonders whether the American version is a lookalike.

Edibility: Edible.

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 114 60

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Noah Ternullo
1 year 1 month ago

Does anyone have a picture for this mushroom?

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Scott Pavelle
5 months 27 days ago

We’re going to use the publicly available photo from the Czech Republic. See Wikipedia for the license terms.