Name in North American Boletes: Boletus mirabilis
- Genus: Boletus
- Genus 2: Xerocomus
Common Name: “Admirable Bolete”
- Common Name 2: “Braggart’s Bolete”
- Common Name 3: “Velvet-Top Bolete”
Tells: Deep purple or red cap browns w/age, getting more velvety & less viscid. Netted stem colored like cap, but paler. Yellow mycelium.
Other Information: Yellow to yellow-green pores only stain a bit darker if at all. Often attacked with a fungus that causes white spots on the stem and cap. Sometimes fissures w/age. Sometimes grows on dead hemlock. Likes conifers.
Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Aureoboletus” (“Aureo” from the characteristic sunny-yellow pores).
Edibility: Choice. Cooks up with a lemony flavor.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.