Tylopilus balloui (“Burnt Orange Bolete”)

Bright orange cap fades w/age. White stem w/yellow-orange tints, stains brown. White cap flesh stains pink-tan to purple-brown.

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Description

Genus: Tylopilus

Species: balloui

Common Name: “Burnt Orange Bolete”

Tells: Bright orange cap fades w/age. White stem w/yellow-orange tints, stains brown. White cap flesh stains pink-tan to purple-brown.

Other Information: White pores age toward tan or pink, & stain brown. Flesh can taste bitter, but not always. Often grows in clumps.

Edibility: Good, when it isn’t too bitter.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns amber-yellow. Cap flesh has no reaction.
  • KOH: Cap skin turns amber-yellow. Cap flesh turns yellow.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin turns olive-gray. Cap flesh turns bluish gray.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 591 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians  0 North American Boletes 261 BENA 374

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Kelly Staton
1 year 11 months ago

I found this mushroom in Eastern North Carolina (Craven County) 25 Oct 2020.

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Sasha
1 month 7 days ago

Found this mushroom in NE of Houston, Texas. Growing in the soil amongst hardwoods. Taste was slightly bitter, very meaty. Found during Spring 2022.