Boletus nobilissimus

Red- to yellow-brown cap pitted, often greatly. White pores age to greenish-yellow. Tastes sweet. Stem very netted, sometimes raised.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: nobilissimus

Common Name:

Tells: Red- to yellow-brown cap pitted, often greatly. White pores age to greenish-yellow. Tastes sweet. Stem very netted, sometimes raised.

Other Information: Only confirmed find in an Letchworth State Park, N.Y. but reliable sources have seen it elsewhere too. Very similar to B. atkinsonii.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin stains deep red-purple. Pores stain brown. Stem stains pale red-brown on the brown portions.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 132 123

 

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