Boletus alutaceus (“Leather Colored Bolete”)

Greenish yellow pores DNS. Pinkish-brown cap w/white flesh that stains pinkish & may smell grainy. Stem paler than cap, often w/a yellow foot.

Description

Doubts exist about whether the photo above is actually alutaceus. It is close enough to argue about, however, and thus useful as a general reference in the spirit of, “It will look something like this…” Apply salt to taste.

Genus: Boletus

Species: alutaceus

Common Name: “Leather Colored Bolete”

Tells: Greenish yellow pores DNS. Pinkish-brown cap w/white flesh that stains pinkish & may smell grainy. Stem paler than cap, often w/a yellow foot.

Other Information: Often confused with the Pallid Bolete (B. pallidus) but this has a leather-toned cap. Likes oak & beech.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 89   87

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