Xerocomus illudens

Broad, coarse reticulation goes only partway down the yellow stem. Likes oak. Lemon yellow pores DNS.

SKU: Boletus illudens Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Description

Name in North American Boletes: Boletus illudens

Genus: Xerocomus

  • Genus 2: Boletus

Species: illudens

Common Name:

Tells: Broad, coarse reticulation goes only partway down the yellow stem. Likes oak. Lemon yellow pores DNS.

Other Information: B. tenax has reticulation that goes all the way down the stem, usually ending in a tapered and woody bottom.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Xerocomus.”

Edibility: Good

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns brilliant blue-green and then slowly darkens to a somber shade.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns dark brown.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Both the cap surface and flesh slowly turn blue-gray.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 121 BENA 426

Got something to discuss?