Boletus luridellus

Yellow to brown stem (redder base) w/yellow to brown netting. Yellow pores age toward yellow-green or -olive & stain blue/black. Yellow flesh stains blue (indigo at stem base).

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: luridellus

  • Species 2: subsensibilis

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Tells: Yellow to brown stem (redder base) w/yellow to brown netting. Yellow pores age toward yellow-green or -olive & stain blue/black. Yellow flesh stains blue (indigo at stem base).

Other Information: A southern species. Netting may be very slight. Variable cap and stem color. Blue flesh bruising resolves to a whitish sheen. Cap usually has a thin edge of sterile material. Likes oak & pine.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia):  Cap skin turns light brown to amber. Cap flesh bleaches the blue and then turns light yellow fading to light orange.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns brown to dark brown. Cap flesh bleaches the blue and then turns light orange.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin has no reaction. Cap flesh bleaches the blue and then turns light yellow.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 125 114

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