Boletus roodyi (“Roody’s Bolete”)

Blood/pink/purple-red cap flattens & often cracks w/age. Stem yellow above, red below w/ no netting. Yellow pores age toward olive & DNS.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: roodyi

Common Name: “Roody’s Bolete”

Tells: Blood/pink/purple-red cap flattens & often cracks w/age. Stem yellow above, red below w/ no netting. Pale yellow flesh may slowly redden & is yellower in bug holes.

Other Information: Smells like vanilla when dried. Yellow pores age toward olive & DNS. Flesh has a thin red line by the cap skin & can taste mildly astringent. Full scientific description available here.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin displays a slate-blue flash that quickly changes to yellow ocher. Stem skin turns dingy amber. Dried cap skin turns dark red before bleaching to very pale pink.
  • KOH: Cap skin displays a slate-blue flash that quickly changes to yellow ocher. Stem skin turns dingy amber. Cap flesh turns pale bluish. Tubes turn bluish green before fading to a lighter shade.
  • 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 354

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