Boletus subgraveolens

Strong odor, esp. when dried. Yellow or orange-yellow stem flesh is pinkish high, with deep red spot inside the base. Yellow-brown pores stain blue, fading to brown.

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Description

Genus: Boletus

Species: subgraveolens

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Tells: Strong odor, esp. when dried. Yellow or orange-yellow stem flesh is pinkish high, with deep red spot inside the base. Yellow-brown pores stain blue, fading to brown.

Other Information: Mottled, yellow-brown cap usually bruises blue or dark brown, & fissures in hot, dry weather. Yellow stem w/reddish base, getting browner from the base upward, may bruise bluish. White to pale yellow cap flesh stains blue. Likes oak or aspen, but not exclusively.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin flashes blue before slowly turning to pink/purple.
  • KOH: Cap flesh does not react.
  • 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 164 161

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