Boletus rubroflammeus

Dark wine-red cap cracks w/age. Red pores dull w/age & quickly blue. Red-netted, cap-colored stem (often yellow by pores) bruises blue.

Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: rubroflammeus

Common Name:

Tells: Dark wine-red cap cracks w/age. Red pores dull w/age & quickly blue. Red-netted, cap-colored stem (often yellow by pores) bruises blue.

Other Information: Yellow cap flesh quickly blues. Stem has dark red netting on at least the upper portion. Likes leafy trees. Hard to distinguish from the other red-pored blue-stainers.

Science Notes: Boletes of Eastern North America has merged this mushroom into Boletus flammans, but some authorities think the debate is still open.

Edibility: Avoid. Known to be a sick-maker.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • KOH: No data.
  • 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 154 BENA 107

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