Aureoboletus projectellus

Cap flesh tastes lemony. Well-netted stem w/viscid-when-wet bottom, often w/white mycelium. Cap edge projects past the pores to form a ridge.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Boletus projectellus

Genus: Aureoboletus

  • Genus 2: Boletus
  • Genus 3: Boletellus
  • Genus 4: Ceriomyces

Species: projectellus

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Tells: Cap flesh tastes lemony. Well-netted stem w/viscid-when-wet bottom, often w/white mycelium. Cap edge projects past the pores to form a ridge.

Other Information: Yellow pores age toward brown & bruise lemon yellow. Cap shape often shifts from from a hamburger bun to a “cupcake” shape as the tubes extend in maturity. Cap surface often cracks in age. White cap flesh often has a rosy tinge & slowly stains yellow-brown. Likes pine, especially Scot’s Pine. An eastern version of the Admirable Bolete (B. mirabilis).

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Aureoboletus” (“Aureo” from the characteristic sunny-yellow pores).

Edibility: Good. Reported to be much better when fresh.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No reaction.
  • KOH: No reaction.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface turns olive. Cap flesh turns pale gray.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 570 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 305 North American Boletes 139 65

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