Boletus rex-veris

White-buff to brown stem w/netting that darkens when handled. White pores age to brownish yellow & bruise rusty brown

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Boletus pinophilus

Genus: Boletus

Species: rex-veris

  • Species 2: pinophilus
  • Species 3: pinicola

Common Name:

Tells: White-buff to brown stem w/netting that darkens when handled. White pores age to brownish yellow & bruise rusty brown.

Other Information: Oft-wrinkled or pitted red to rusty-brown cap often darkens with handling. White flesh DNS & is usually pinkish brown under the cap skin. Likes conifers, esp. Ponderosa Pine.

Edibility: Choice.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): [see fn] Cap may turn pinker or no reaction. No reaction on flesh.
  • KOH: [see fn] Cap turns red. No reaction on flesh.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

[fn on chemical tests]. The results above are based on a single test by Ralph Begley in Oregon. The ID was later established with DNA testing but these chemical test results should be treated as tentative.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes138BENA 0

 

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