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.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No reaction.
- KOH: Cap skin turns dark brown. Cap flesh has no reaction.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.
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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.
I’ve also seen boletes w reddish caps and brown stems.