Name in North American Boletes: Boletus parasiticus
- Genus 2: Boletus
- Genus 3: Xercomus
Common Name: Parasitic Bolete
Tells: Grows on the Poison Pigskin Puffball. Yellow/brown pores may stain reddish.
Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly erected genus “Pseudoboletus.”
Edibility: Good, though the puffball host should be avoided.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns reddish- to dark brown.
- KOH: Cap surface turns reddish- to dark brown. Cap flesh instantly turns orange-ochre.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns olive-green.
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I had no idea this existed! How neat! Poison to edible