Observation 73850: Tylopilus alboater (Schwein.) Murrill
When: 2011-08-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A small family of 4 specimens growing next to old oaks, just yards away from T. alboater in obs. #72347

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15 seconds after dissection
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45 seconds after dissection
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150 seconds after dissection
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Appication of 3% KOH (aq) instantly stained the context pale olive-green which resolved into deep orange-red (pictured) in less than a minute
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1 hour after dissection

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Martin,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2011-08-13 13:35:47 PDT (-0700)

I’ve never tried T. alboater before (until this year, it’s been a quite rare species in my neck of the woods), but according to the big bolete book this is the best tasting Tylopilus species. I did not cook these though — I dried them instead using a food dehydrator (thin slices, 125 F, 2.5 hrs) for future use in soups. Some boletes I’d collected in the past lost their aromas after drying, but not T. alboater — so I am curious, too, about its flavor.

I. G. Safonov
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-08-13 11:06:06 PDT (-0700)

I am curious, did you prepare these for the table? I have heard varying reports that they are good.
Thanks,

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