Common Name: Rocky Mountain Red
- Common Name 2: Rocky Mountain Red-capped King Bolete
Tells: Think B. edulis w/a dark red cap (unless faded by sunlight toward yellow-brown) that grows w/mountain spruce in the Southwest. May taste sweet or nutty.
Other Information: White pores age to yellow or greenish & DNS (maybe bluing slightly if old or wet). White-buff, clavate (bulb at the bottom) stem w/white netting higher up. Netting may sometimes age browner. White cap flesh DNS, or may blue slightly by the tubes. Likes spruce, but may grow w/pine or fir. A big (12″ across) meaty mushroom. Grows quickly after summer thunderstorms, especially by the edges of trails, ski runs, etc. Here is the original publication. NOTE: Rare specimens have a straight yellow cap instead of red.
Edibility: Choice. And that’s an understatement.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.