Aureoboletus gentilis

Smaller (<3″), viscid-when-wet, pale gray- pink to -brown, oft-streaked cap. White cap flesh DNS, & may smell fruity. Yellow stem gets reddish brown going down.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Boletus gentilis

Genus: Aureoboletus

  • Genus: Boletus
  • Genus 2: Pulveroboletus

Species: gentilis

Common Name:

Tells: Smaller (<3″), viscid-when-wet, pale gray- pink to -brown, oft-streaked cap. White cap flesh DNS, & may smell fruity. Yellow stem gets reddish brown going down.

Other Information: Yellow pores age duller, stain brown, & may have moisture beads.  Likes beech & oak. A southern species.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Aureoboletus” (“Aureo” from the characteristic sunny-yellow pores). Gentilis is a European species known to grow in moderate climates, but it has only been reported in the deep south for North America. One wonders whether the American version is a lookalike.

Edibility: Edible.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 114 60

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Noah Ternullo
2 years 2 months ago

Does anyone have a picture for this mushroom?

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Scott Pavelle
1 year 6 months ago

We’re going to use the publicly available photo from the Czech Republic. See Wikipedia for the license terms.

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STEFANIE KITE
6 months 22 days ago

I have this variety in the front yard of my restaurant in Bradenton, Florida. I have pictures. Please tell me how to upload them and I’ll be happy to share.

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Scott Pavelle
6 months 19 days ago

Hi Stefanie:

No one can upload photos except me, and I don’t add any (even my own) that don’t get a firm ID from some of the national experts who’ve agreed to help with the review. It is one of the ways we guarantee accurate photos. Indeed that was the very first question that Gary Lincoff asked when he first reviewed the site. “Who confirms your ID’s for the pictures?” “Igor, Bill, JP3, Robert, Roy, Arleen or Alan…” Pause. “Good.” LOL.

In any case, the cleanest system is to upload them to Mushroom Observer, where I know those folks lurk. The alternative is to send me the photos directly with a request for me to upload them. I am also a regular on the Facebook page “Boletes of North America.” There are folks there whose ID I can trust as well. Please let me know how you’d like to proceed.