Boletus regineus (“Queen Bolete”)

Dark- to black- (sometimes red-) brown cap. Stout, netted, white-buff stem (babies may have pink tones) darkens to winy-brown w/age.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: regineus

  • Species 2: aereus

Common Name: Queen Bolete

Tells: Dark- to black- (sometimes red-) brown cap. Stout, netted, white-buff stem (babies may have pink tones) darkens to winy-brown w/age.

Other Information: Cap flesh pale pink when young, aging to white or pale yellow, & DNS. White pores become dingy yellow in age & DNS. Likes oak and madrone.

Edibility: Choice.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap flesh does not react.
  • KOH: Cap flesh does not react.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh does not react.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 88

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