Gyroporus cyanescens (“Bluing Bolete”)

Brittle white cap flesh (dark brown zone by skin) stains indigo blue, resolving to creamy buff. Stem flesh blues stronger. Cap-colored stem is hollow & stuffed with “cotton.”

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Description

Genus: Gyroporus

Species: cyanescens

  • Species 2: cyanescens var. cyanescens

Common Name: “Bluing Bolete”

Tells: Brittle white cap flesh (dark brown zone by skin) stains indigo blue, resolving to creamy buff. Stem flesh blues stronger. Cap-colored stem is hollow & stuffed with “cotton.”

Other Information: Bluing may be erratic or (rarely) nonexistent. Buff to yellowish-tan cap skin bruises greenish-blue to blue. Likes birch and poplar but not exclusively.

Edibility: Edible but sort of meh.

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 322 North American Boletes 189 211

 

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