Boletus barrowsii (“White King Bolete”)

White pores age toward yellowish or light brown. Oft-bulbous pinkish buff-to-brown stem w/fine white netting at least on top.

Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: barrowsii

Common Name: “White King Bolete”

Tells: White pores age toward yellowish or light brown. Oft-bulbous pinkish buff-to-brown stem w/fine white netting at least on top.

Other Information: White, buff & light brown all over. Prefers conifers, but sometimes found under oak.

Edibility: Choice.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns gray.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 97

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