Name: Boletus comptus
Citation: Riv. Micol. 35(3): 195 (1993) 1992
Preferred Synonyms:Suillellus comptus (Simonini) Vizzini, Simonini & Gelardi
Misspellings: Suillelus comptus
Pileus up to 9 cm, convex to flat-convex, usually smooth, greyish pink, flesh-coloured, pale pink, brownish or ochraceous, usually with more or less developed pink or olivaceous tint, in places spotted reddish brown, blueing when bruised. Stipe cylindrical or club-shaped, sometimes rooting, pale yellow to bright yellow, usually gradually darkening downwards to yellowish orange, orange, orange red, red to vinaceous red, in the uppermost part just below the tubes sometimes with short fine network, covered with very fine yellow, pale orange, orange, reddish orange or pale red granules; stipe surface blueing when bruised. Flesh pale yellow to lemon yellow, spotted dark red to vinaceous red in the stipe base, bleuing when exposed to air. Tubes pale yellow to yellow with olivaceous tint, blueing when injured. Pores red to orange red, blueing when bruised. Smell not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores 10.5–13.5 × 4.5–6 μm, ratio 1.8–2.2. Pileipellis (the cap cuticle) a trichoderm, composed of hyphae of cylindrical cells; some hyphae encrusted. Chemical reactions: hyphae of the flesh in the stipe base amyloid in Melzer’s reagent.
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