Boletus atkinsonii (“Atkinson’s Bolete”)

Grayish- to yellow-brown cap w/minute roughened tufts may crack w/age. Buff stem w/fine brownish netting. White cap flesh DNS, & may taste nutty-sweet.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: atkinsonii

Common Name: “Atkinson’s Bolete”

Tells: Grayish- to yellow-brown cap w/minute roughened tufts may crack w/age. Buff stem w/fine brownish netting. White cap flesh DNS, & may taste nutty-sweet.

Other Information: White pores age toward dark yellow & DNS. Likes oak & beech.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin flashes purple to magenta before resolving to purplish or brownish. Cap flesh has no reaction.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns brown to pale orange (sometimes flashing purplish first). Cap flesh has no reaction.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 91 89

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