Name in North American Boletes: N/A
Tells: “Hi, I’m an undistinctive southern bolete.” Reddish brown cap skin may taste acidic. White flesh may be pinkish-red by the cap skin, & slowly stains yellow from the cap edge in & stem top down.
Other Information: A tough ID because its most distinctive feature may be the lack of distinctive features. Whitish stem ages yellower high, may have red tints below, has vertical striations, & ends in a pinched base. Yellow pores age darker, are depressed by the stem, and DNS. Tubes are easy to separate from the cap flesh. White mycelium. No distinctive odor or taste except the occasional sour note. Likes oak.
Science Notes: A new species first published in 2021. The holotype is from Florida. The range is unknown.
Edibility: Good. One of the species authors even used the word “great.”
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap turns live and then orange or amber with a green ring. Flesh has no reaction.
- KOH: Cap turns brownish red or light orange sometimes fading to light green. Flesh turns pale orange or yellow, which fades to nothing.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap turns dark orange–amber to orange. Flesh may have no reaction or may turn light grayish olive-green.