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.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns blue.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.