Boletus aurantiosplendens (“Showy Orange Bolete”)

Orange-yellow-tan cap. Yellow flesh slowly darkens. Yellow pores may stain brown-orange. Oft-netted stem.

Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: aurantiosplendens

Common Name: “Showy Orange Bolete”

Tells: Orange-yellow-tan cap. Yellow flesh slowly darkens. Yellow pores may stain brown-orange. Oft-netted stem.

Other Information: Fresh specimens are reported to have a “pungent” smell. Yellow to orange stem usually has true reticulation, but may have only reddish-brown streaks over the middle. Yellow mycelium. A handsome but uncommon find confined (so far) to southern regions.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No reaction.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns dark brown. Cap flesh has no reaction.
  • 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 92 90

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Jennifer L Martin
2 months 7 days ago

I think we have these in my botele-abundant yard in central Massachusetts.Orange cap, yellow stem and pores. Stains Brown then blue though. Same species? We have a lot of oak and Chestnut trees in the area, though also some beech.

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Jennifer L Martin
2 months 7 days ago

I’ve also seen boletes w reddish caps and brown stems.