Boletus speciosus

Red cap browns in old age & stains blue. Yellow pores & pale yellow cap flesh blue instantly. Well-netted stem yellow above & red by base. Uncommon.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: speciosus

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Tells: Red cap browns in old age & stains blue. Yellow pores & pale yellow cap flesh blue instantly. Well-netted stem yellow above & red by base. Uncommon.

Other Information: North American Boletes says the cap stains yellow, but that appears to be a typo based on all the photos I’ve seen. Think of a blue-staining, well-netted Bicolor Bolete & you’re pretty much there.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: Cap flesh turns orange.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns grayish.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 159 155

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