Phylloporus rhodoxanthus ssp. foliiporus (“Bluing Gilled Bolete”)

Has gills instead of pores. Gills bruise blue. Yellow mycelium. Cinnamon- to dark-brown cap.

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Description

Genus: Phylloporus

Species: rhodoxanthus ssp. foliiporus

Common Name: “Bluing Gilled Bolete”

Tells: Has gills instead of pores. Gills bruise blue. Yellow mycelium. Cinnamon- to dark-brown cap.

Other Information: In addition to the different colored mycelium, some sources suggest that Phy. rhodoxanthus has brighter yellow baby gills & duller old man gills than Phy. leucomycelinus. Beyond that they are very hard to tell apart.

Science Notes: Boletes of Eastern North America merges this subspecies with regular rhodoxanthus. It will take DNA testing to confirm how close together they really are.

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns blue.
  • 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 Boletes222286

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