Xerocomus morrisii (“Red Speckled Bolete”)

Yellow or yellow-green stem well speckled w/red or red-brown dots/scales. Brick orange pores age to dull yellow & stain red.

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Description

by Robert Gergulics of "The 3 Foragers"

A magnificent array by Robert Gergulics of “The 3 Foragers”

by Robert Gergulics of "The 3 Foragers"

Another beautiful array by Robert Gergulics of “The 3 Foragers”

Genus: Xerocomus

  • Genus 2: Boletus

Species: morrisii

Common Name: “Red Speckled Bolete”

Tells: Yellow or yellow-green stem well speckled w/red or red-brown dots/scales. Brick orange pores age to dull yellow & stain red.

Other Information: Dark brown (olive-, red-, or grayish-) cap often has yellow by the edge. Pale yellow cap flesh often slowly reddens. Pores are deeply depressed at the cap. Likes oak and pine.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians329North American Boletes130BENA428

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