Boletus ochraceoluteus

Bright yellow pores bruise slowly blue. Pale to bright yellow cap flesh stains reddish & resolves to bluish green, but stem flesh has no red phase.

Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: ochraceoluteus

Common Name:

Tells: Bright yellow pores bruise slowly blue. Pale to bright yellow cap flesh stains reddish & resolves to bluish green, but stem flesh has no red phase.

Other Information: Pale yellow stem bruises red (rarely blue), & gets redder going down. Small (<3″), slightly viscid yellow, orange-tan to pale pinkish cinnamon cap cracks w/age & has yellow by edge. Likes oak & oak-pine woods. Found in Florida.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns reddish brown.
  • KOH: Cap skin flashes orange before turning reddish brown.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns grayish green.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 133 125

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