Common Name: Pale Bitter Bolete
Tells: Bitter taste. White-buff to pinkish cap. White pores age pinkish & DNS. Cap-colored stem is well netted, esp. in the upper half.
Other Information: A southern species that can be found, ever more rarely, all the way up to New Hampshire. For North Carolina in the coastal plain only.
Edibility: Too bitter to eat but useful for unique approaches like cocktail bitters. It isn’t toxic; just absurdly bitter.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns yellow.
- KOH: Cap skin turns yellow.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin turns gray.