Gyroporus phaeocyanescens

White cap flesh w/dark brown zone by the skin, stains indigo blue, sometimes erratically, resolving to creamy buff. Stem flesh blues stronger. A southern species.

Description

NOTE: The cover photo may be Gyr. cyanescens instead of phaeocyanescens. From this angle the two are lookalikes.

Genus: Gyroporus

Species: phaeocyanescens

Common Name:

Tells: White flesh w/dark brown zone by the skin, stains indigo blue, sometimes erratically, resolving to creamy buff. Stem flesh blues stronger. A southern species.

Other Information: Yellow- to reddish-brown cap. Buff pores darken yellower w/age & DNS. Buff to “pale straw” stem ages hollow. Likes sandy soil under oaks.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns reddish brown. Flesh turns yellow.
  • KOH: Cap surface turns amber to orange brown. Flesh turns bright yellow.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface has no reaction. Flesh turns pale yellow.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0 North American Boletes 191 212

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