Xanthoconium purpureum

Dark red to purplish cap. White pores age toward yellow-brown & bruise brown. Pale- to brownish-yellow stem, usually w/red to brown streaks.

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Description

Genus: Xanthoconium

  • Genus 2: Boletus

Species: purpureum

  • Species 2: purpureofuscus

Common Name:

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.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

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

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff  0 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 342 North American Boletes 278 BENA 412

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