Notes: Cap is a dark, purplish brown, some aereolate (cracks) on the cap, it is over all kind of smooth, but textured or a little roughened… as MD says “with a finely powdered appearance.” Spores were yellow when fresh, kind of yellow-green-brown as they aged. Neither spores nor flesh seemed to stain though next day noticed some mild darkening. Stalk is yellow, pure yellow at the top w/ red looking dots or scruffyness or as MD calls them “granules” on the bottom 1/2 – 2/3d’s of the stalk. The spore print was olive looking from a distance, dark brown close up.
At first I thought it was a suillus (may still be as mine do not match the photos I saw on mykoweb)
Keyed out in MD p. 513 8 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 27 – 38 – 39 – 40 – 41 lead me to a fork between sub-tomentosus and chrysenteron & others but that says sub-tomentosus “stem never red…” and chrysenteron has a very cracked cap. However in the others section, I read up on B. zelleri and seemed a good match. B. citrinporus looked possible but that too never has a red stalk.
So is it a zelleri?
Sorry for the poor photo quality, promise to have better photos next time.
Boletus zelleri Murrill on MyCoPortal
Boletus zelleri on MycoBank
Preferred Name: Xerocomellus zelleri (Murrill) Klofac
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