Boletellus pseudochrysenteroides

Red cap ages olive-brown, & gets deeply cracked/fissured. Yellow cap flesh blues & often tastes acidic. Yellow pores stain blue & resolve to brown.

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Description

Genus: Boletellus

Species: pseudochrysenteroides

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Tells: Red cap ages olive-brown, & gets deeply cracked/fissured. Yellow cap flesh blues & often tastes acidic. Yellow pores stain blue & resolve to brown.

Other Information: Lots of yellow mycelium at base of cap-colored stem (often w/yellow at the top). Quite a rare find.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns orange or yellow, with a gray ring. Cap flesh turns orangish.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns dull orange, with a gray or black ring. Cap flesh turns orange.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface turns olive-gray to dark. Cap flesh turns yellow, gray or olive.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 86 80

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Mitchell
1 month 11 days ago

What will happen if you eat it?

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Scott Pavelle
1 month 8 days ago

Hi Mitchell: “Unknown” means exactly that. And if the experts don’t know, I am certainly not going to stick my neck out and make some kind of half a$$ed guarantee! Especially not when we know how much Person A can differ from Person B. It is true that most boletes (other than the Rubroboleti and a few other exceptions) will range from safe to good to great if they aren’t bitter, so I’d say your odds are pretty darned good. But it is your mouth, your stomach, and your decision. Period. Consult the TOS for a more thorough and accurate response.

If you do decide to try it, please report back on your experience. I’d be curious to know whether it is good, bad or indifferent.

P.S. I’d suggest you triple check your ID because this particular species is supposed to be quite rare. Do you have any local experts to consult? If so, they would be excited about a find of this sort.