Boletus lewisii

Whitish-yellow cap flesh blues erratically, esp. by tubes, & may taste a bit acrid. Yellow pores dull w/age, bruising weakly blue before resolving brownish.

Description

Genus: Boletus

  • Genus 2: Pulveroboletus

Species: lewisii

Common Name:

Tells: Whitish-yellow cap flesh blues erratically, esp. by tubes, & may taste a bit acrid. Yellow pores dull w/age, bruising weakly blue before resolving brownish.

Other Information: Small (<2-1/2″), dull reddish to purplish brown cap.  Yellow stem fills w/ever more reddish-brown dots & spots going down. Whitish-yellow stem flesh often red by the base. Likes oak w/Loblolly Pine nearby.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns bright reddish brown. Cap flesh has no reaction.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns darker brown. Cap flesh turns pale magenta or has no reaction.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes123

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