Paragyrodon sphaerosporus

Stem has a double ring & stains brown. Yellow pores age to brown & bruise brownish cinnamon. Pale flesh stains reddish-brown.

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Description

Genus: Paragyrodon

Species: sphaerosporus

Common Name:

Tells: Stem has a double ring & stains brown. Yellow pores age to brown & bruise brownish cinnamon. Pale flesh stains reddish-brown.

Other Information: Viscid, buff-yellow cap ages toward reddish-brown & is often misshapen. Young specimens have a veil. Likes oak, but also other shade trees. Spores are round under a microscope, which is all but unique for boletes.

Edibility: Unknown.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Dried specimen cap skin and flesh had no reaction.
  • KOH: Dried specimen cap skin and flesh turn pinkish.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Dried specimen cap skin and flesh turn grayish.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 219 282

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