Boletus reticulatus (“Summer King Bolete”)

Brown (yellow-, grayish-, or dark-) cap fissures & cracks in age. Grayish-brown stem has netting that starts white but darkens.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: reticulatus

Common Name: “Summer King Bolete”

Tells: Brown (yellow-, grayish-, or dark-) cap fissures & cracks in age. Grayish-brown stem has netting that starts white but darkens.

Other Information: Whitish pores age through green-yellow to brownish, & either DNS or darkens slightly. White cap flesh has a thin brown band by cap surface, DNS, & may taste nutty. Known only from upstate NY and Massachusetts. Prefers oaks & firs.

Edibility: Choice, choice, choice!

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  •  NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0North American Boletes147

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