Boletus durhamensis

Brown pores DNS. Cap colored stem w/brown netting that ages darker. The only confirmed finds to date have been in NC and VA.

Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: durhamensis

Common Name:

Tells: Brown pores DNS. Cap colored stem w/brown netting that ages darker. The only confirmed finds to date have been in NC and VA.

Other Information: Medium to rusty brown cap ages toward yellow. Whitish flesh w/yellow tint DNS. Vermiculosus and vermiculosoides have pores and flesh that bruise blue or blue/black.

Edibility: Unknown

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns a slightly dull pink- to purplish red.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns reddish orange
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 0 99

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Chris
9 months 30 days ago

Recently found (potentially) this species in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. The collection is on Mushroom Observer (Observation 329697), just FYI. Is this enough to updated distribution

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Scott Pavelle
9 months 29 days ago

Are you offering those photos for use? I have asked several top field experts to look at your observation and let me know if the ID is solid enough to meet our standards. Georgia has no separate regional filter, so you would be using the regional “Southern” one. B. durhamensis is already included in that. We create new regional filters (like a proposed “Georgia” one) only when there is a really expert, decades-long life list to use as a basis. That can be either a renowned local expert (Bill Yule for Connecticut) or an organization (the Western Pa. Mushroom Club’s 25-year-long record, or the comparable one for the Asheville, NC club).

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Chris
9 months 13 days ago

Sorry for not responding, didn’t set me email for notifications I don’t believe. And yes you can use these pictures if you ever need to for anything. As far as your comments regarding region, I was just pointing out that the distribution could be updated to include GA (provided the collection is legitimate) for example in the comments section, it says NC and VA only.