Boletus gertrudiae (“Gertrude Wells’ Bolete”)

Tiny pores are white when young, but soon turn yellow. Yellow band at stem top distinguishes from B. nobilis.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: gertrudiae

Common Name: “Gertrude Wells’ Bolete”

Tells: Tiny pores are white when young, but soon turn yellow. Yellow band at stem top distinguishes from B. nobilis.

Other Information: Likes oak. In age the pores can get brownish to rusty yellow.

Edibility: Unknown, but probable given the similarity to others mushrooms rated as Good or Choice.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Tubes turn brick- to burgundy-red.
  • 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 303 North American Boletes 115 108

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