Boletus subalpinus

Short, fat, cap-colored stem, often netted on top. Cap flesh may stain pink- to gray-lavender. Oft-pitted, white-buff to pale brown cap.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Gastroboletus subalpinus

Genus: Boletus

  • Genus 2: Gastroboletus

Species: subalpinus

Common Name:

Tells: Short, fat, cap-colored stem, often netted on top. Cap flesh may stain pink- to gray-lavender. Oft-pitted, white-buff to pale brown cap.

Other Information: Irregular & uneven, gray-yellow to olive-brown pores DNS & are nearly enclosed by a whitish membrane. A high elevation mushroom that likes conifers.

Science Notes: DNA testing has shown that this seemingly odd species is actually a true Boletus that’s closely related to edulis.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
  • 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 Boletes182

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