Notes: 6.5cm cap diameter, growing on ground under oaks in mixed forest. Cap cuticle stains dark red with ammonia. Negative reactions on flesh and pores. White flesh does not stain or bruise when cut.
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This looks exactly like the curious bolete I found in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park in June of last year growing with oaks and other hardwoods. How do I know it? The stipe readily stains purple vinaceous color upon handling (see pic #3 and compare it with #1), which appears to be a unique and defining characteristic [should be an easy one for Walter Sturgeon :-)]. Other phenotypical charasteristics are a match, too, including brownish reticulation on the similarly colored stipe. I have never found anything like it here in NJ and south-eastern PA. Subtracting the staining action and the ammonia test, it may be related to B. variipes or B. atkinsonii.
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