Boletus variipes

Buff/yellow-brown/brown cap often cracks & fissures with age & hot weather. White pores turn dingy yellow with age. Often bulbous stem is usually netted either white or brown.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: variipes

Tells: Buff/yellow/brown cap often cracks & fissures with age & hot weather. White pores age dingy yellow. Often bulbous stem usually netted but w/ white or brown.

Other Information: Often mistaken for B. edulis, variipes prefers leafy trees including oak, beech & aspen. NOTE: Variipes var. fagicola has a darker cap and stem.

Edibility: Choice.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns dark amber with a purplish black zone. Cap flesh turns gray or has no reaction.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns dark amber with a purplish black zone. Cap flesh turns pinkish orange and then grayish.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin may turn a little olive, but not reliably. Cap flesh slowly turns pale gray or yellowish.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 568 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 307 North American Boletes 168 167

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