Species: edulis var. grandedulis
Common Name: California King Bolete
- Common Name 2: Barstools
Tells: Viscid-when-wet cap is buff on babies but quickly ages to brown (from yellow- to red-), usually w/a yellow edge. White netted (esp. higher up) white-buff to yellow-brown stem.
Other Information: White pores age to brownish cinnamon & DNS (or may darken slightly). White cap flesh DNS, or may blue slightly by the tubes. Can grow to enormous sizes (>15″ across) that provoke vast envy in Easterners such as your author. Prefers Bishops or Monterrey Pine, but occasionally found with Coast Live Oak.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap flesh turns pink or red.
- KOH: Cap flesh turns brownish.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.