Hortiboletus campestris (“Field Bolete”)

Found in lawns and roadsides. Yellow stem- & paler cap-flesh both stain greenish blue. Yellow pores age to greenish- or olive-yellow. Never gets bigger than 1-1/2″ across.

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Description

Genus: Hortiboletus

Species: campestris

Common Name: “Field Bolete”

Tells: Found in lawns and roadsides. Yellow stem- & paler cap-flesh both stain greenish blue. Yellow pores age to greenish- or olive-yellow. Never gets bigger than 1-1/2″ across.

Other Information: Red cap often has pinkish tones but can be straight red, brown, or tan. Cap may crack in age but not as much as H. rubellus. Yellow stem gets darker going down, typically w/ red-orange dots toward the bottom. Yellow mycelium.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Hortiboletus” (“hortus” = “garden,” a typical environment for the members of this genus).

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface does not react. Blue-staining on cap flesh disappears.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes101223

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