Name in North American Boletes: Fuscoboletinus paluster
- Genus 2: Fuscoboletinus
- Genus 3: Boletus
- Genus 4: Boletinellus
- Genus 5: Boletinus
Common Name: “Red Bog Bolete”
Tells: Yellow pores brown w/age, go down the stem, DNS, & have radial ridges. Pink- to red-purple cap. Stem is pore-colored high & cap-colored below.
Other Information: Yellowish cap flesh is red against the skin, DNS, & may taste a little sour. Grows mostly in moss, under larch. A small mushroom no more than 2″ tall & 3″ across.
Science Notes: DNA testing eliminated the genus Fuscoboletinus and moved all its members to Suillus. Paluster was originally put into the “grab bag” of Boletus, but subsequent testing confirmed that it too belongs in Suillus.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns darker purple and then bleaches to yellow.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.