Boletus purpureorubellus

Viscid purple-red cap. Moss in marshland. Yellow pores bruise dark blue/gray or blue/black, resolving slowly brown. Stem flesh is yellow high, reddish lower down, staining dark blue.

Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: purpureorubellus

  • Species 2: rubellus ssp. purpureus

Common Name:

Tells: Viscid purple-red cap. Moss in marshland. Yellow pores bruise dark blue/gray or blue/black, resolving slowly brown. Stem flesh is yellow high, reddish lower down, staining dark blue.

Other Information: Cap color varies from dark red or purplish through the red spectrum to orange  or (by the edge) yellow. Yellow cap flesh w/reddish line by the skin & reddish zone by tubes, yellow parts staining blue & ten fading slowly to whitish. Yellow to creamy stem streaked w/ever-more red going down, often w/yellow base. Yellow mycelium. Very rare. Grows in swampy areas, in moss by the roots of various trees.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns yellow.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes145139

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