Name in North American Boletes: Boletus gentilis
- Genus: Boletus
- Genus 2: Pulveroboletus
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.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.