- Genus 2: Boletus
- Species 2: purpureofuscus
Tells: Dark red to purplish cap. White pores age toward yellow-brown & bruise brown. Pale- to brownish-yellow stem, usually w/red to brown streaks.
Other Information: Stem can vary from very netted to not at all. White cap flesh DNS. Similar to X. affine except for the redder cap color and the very different reaction to ammonia.
Edibility: Not just good, but very good. Choice when they aren’t buggy.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns greenish blue.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.