Pulchroboletus rubricitrinus

Some-shade-of-red cap. Yellow stem typically has bright red near the base, with dots/smears but not netting. Slightly acidic flavor. Yellow cap flesh quickly stains blue.

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Description

Genus: Pulchroboletus

  • Genus 2: Boletus

Species: rubricitrinus

Common Name:

Tells: Some-shade-of-red cap. Yellow stem typically has bright red near the base, with dots/smears but not netting. Slightly acidic flavor. Yellow cap flesh quickly stains blue.

Other Information: Blue-staining yellow pores age to olive-yellow. Yellow stem often has live-gray tints and can fade to buff, esp. w/age. The cap’s “red” color can vary from rose-, brick-, orange-, wine-, etc. Likes sandy soil in oak or oak-pine woods. B. fairchildianus has extensive red or orange-red tints in the pore surface and the stem.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns olive.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns orange-yellow or maroon to brown.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 152 145

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