Xanthoconium chattoogaensis

Creamy pores stain reddish brown. Smells a bit foul (‘rotting meat’). Golden brown cap. Buff-yellow stem browns going up.

Description

Genus: Xanthoconium

  • Genus 2: Boletus

Species: chattoogaensis

Common Name:

Tells: Creamy pores stain reddish brown. Smells a bit foul (‘rotting meat’). Golden brown cap. Buff-yellow stem browns going up.

Other Information: Very rare. Found only in the Nantahela Nat’’l Forest, NC.

Edibility: Unknown. All the other Xanthoconiums are good or great, but “smells like rotting meat” is enough to give you pause…

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns wine red.
  • KOH: No data.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 0Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 0North American Boletes277BENA410

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