- Genus 2: Xerocomus
Common Name: “Whitey’s Bolete”, after Dr. Whitey Hitchcock
Tells: Yellow flesh bruises blue or blue/green & tastes acidic. Stem is red high & yellow lower w/red-brown dots & spots; has creases going up & down; & may be netted at the top.
Other Information: Stem skin bruises dark blue before fading to brown. Stem flesh is brighter yellow than the cap flesh w/reddish brown bug holes. Red cap skin ages pink to tan, & slowly bruises blackish blue. Bright yellow pores age duller, & bruise blue before fading to brown. Likes moss under oaks & other deciduous trees.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Yellow on cap skin; yellow on yellow flesh.
- KOH: Everything turns orange; cap skin, flesh, stem skin, etc.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction on cap; no reaction or darkens on flesh.