Notes: Though battered by the elements, damaged by slugs and definitely beyond it prime, this colorful bolete is still striking in appearance (personally, I find this hue of red on cap/stipe very pleasing to the eye). It was growing on moss under ferns in mixed woods surrounding the trail leading to the Indian Ladder Falls, just south of Dingmans Ferry in the heart of the Delaware Water Gap on PA side. It partially resembles several boletes described in the “bolete bible” by Bessette-Roody-Bessette, perhaps macroscopically matching B. fraternus better than B. fraternus, B. rubellus and the like. Since I donated the mushroom to NJMA for a demonstration at a classfication workshop this Saturday, I only had just enough time to snap a few pics. The pore surface is xerocomoid and staining blue/green.
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