Name in North American Boletes: Boletus carminipes
- Genus 2: Boletus
Tells: Short tubes end in yellow pores that quickly blue, resolving to brown. Pale yellow cap flesh quickly blues. Stem yellow above, carmine-red below.
Other Information: Red-brown cap ages to yellow-brown, & may develop fine crackling. Likes oak.
Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Lanmaoa” (named after Lan Mao, the medieval Chinese naturalist who first studied what we now call boletes). Members of this genus tend to have shallow pores like Baorangia bicolor, but are genetically closer to the new genus Cyanoboletus. Go figure.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: Cap surface turns dark yellow brown. Stained cap flesh turns yellowish orange-brown.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Unbruised yellow flesh turns bluish. Blue-bruised flesh turns a pale tan/brown tinged with yellow/orange.