Public Description of Boletinellus merulioides (Schwein.) Murrill

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Name: Boletinellus merulioides (Schwein.) Murrill
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family: Boletinellaceae

General Description:

Cap 4-13 cm, brown, convex, irregular in shape, Becoming depressed in age, glabrous, viscid when wet.

Stipe: yellowish, eccentric to nearly lateral, 2-5 cm long.

Pores: Yellowish to olivaceous, elongated, almost gill like. Stain bluish green.

Diagnostic Description:

Eccentric stipe, radial pores and association with ash trees.


Eastern North America


Lawns and woodlands associated with ash trees. It is saprobic on the secretions of an aphid.

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Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William Roody


Boletinellus merulioides (Schwein.) Murrill, Mycologia 1(1): 7 (1909)

Boletinus merulioides (Schwein.) Coker & Beers, The Boletaceae of North Carolina: 87 (1943)
Boletus merulioides (Schwein.) Murrill, 11: 28 (1948)
Daedalea merulioides Schwein., Trans. Am. phil. Soc., New Series 4(2): 160 (1832)
Gyrodon merulioides (Schwein.) Singer, Revue Mycol., Paris 3: 171 (1938)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2011-05-08 15:51:31 PDT (-0700) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2011-05-24 08:53:32 PDT (-0700) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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