Boletinellus rompelii

Found from Texas south. Yellow pores dull w/age & bruise blue. Yellow stem is paler by pores w/a pinkish- to reddish-brown zone by the base.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Gyrodon rompelii

Genus: Boletinellus

  • Genus 2: Gyrodon

Species: rompelii

Common Name:

Tells: Found from Texas south. Yellow pores dull w/age & bruise blue. Yellow stem is paler by pores w/a pinkish- to reddish-brown zone by the base.

Other Information: Yellow to pale yellow cap flesh. Yellowish- to purplish- or grayish-brown cap. Likes leafy trees. Texas is the northern edge of a range that begins in South America.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom from Gyrodon into Boletinellus, along with all the other North American Gyrodons except G. lividus.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap flesh turns ochraceous (pale brownish orange-yellow).
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns pale green.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 188

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