Boletus subfraternus

Small (<2″) red cap ages to brownish red, then fades to orange-buff. Cap does not crack like H. rubellus. Pores start yellow, age to red/brown, & stain greenish blue.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: subfraternus

Common Name:

Tells: Small (<2″) red cap ages to brownish red, then fades to orange-buff. Cap does not crack like H. rubellus. Pores start yellow, age to red/brown, & stain greenish blue.

Other Information: Pale yellow cap flesh stains blue. Stem colored like the cap but paler & streaked.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap flesh does not react.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians0North American Boletes163159

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