Boletus glabellus

Smoky buff” stem has red-purple streaks & red stripe on top, & browns w/age. Green-yellow pores age brownish & stain blue, resolving to brown.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: glabellus

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Tells: Smoky buff” stem has red-purple streaks & red stripe on top, & browns w/age. Green-yellow pores age brownish & stain blue, resolving to brown.

Other Information: Whitish or very pale yellow cap flesh stains blue, then fades. Yellow stem flesh (pale by pores & deep by the base) stains blue & often has red/purple parts by the base. Smoky buff to yellow-brown cap may have red tinges, & may crack w/age. Likes grassy areas under oak.

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 116

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