- Genus 2: Boletus
- Genus 3: Pulveroboletus
Common Name: “Flaming Gold Bolete”
Tells: Stains fingers yellow when handled. Flaming gold cap & stem. Flaming gold pores age toward greenish yellow, DNS, & may have bright red tints.
Other Information: Creamy white to pale yellow flesh DNS. Stem grows more netted w/age. Likes oak. White mycelium.
Science Notes: DNA testing has moved this mushroom into the new genus Aureoboletus. Arguments exist over whether it belongs in Pulveroboletus instead.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns reddish brown or darker orange, sometimes with a brief blue flash.
- KOH: Cap surface loses its yellow, then becomes brown or dark amber.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction.