Public Description of Phylloporus arenicola A.H. Sm. & Trappe

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Name: Phylloporus arenicola A.H. Sm. & Trappe
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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Cap: 1.5-4.5 cm; more or less flat, sometimes becoming depressed; dry; fairly smooth, or finely velvety; olive to olive brown or yellowish brown.

Gills: Attached to the stem but not running down it significantly and often pulling away from it in age; distant or nearly so; yellow to golden yellow; not bruising; thick.

Stem: 4-6 cm long; up to almost 1 cm thick; tapered downward; yellowish, with reddish and brownish stains or hairs.

Flesh: Pale yellow; not staining when exposed.

Taste: Mild; odor not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: Cap surface immediately purplish gray with ammonia, then dark red. Iron salts weakly olive on flesh.

Spore Print: Not recorded; presumably yellowish to brownish yellow.

Microscopic Features: Spores 9-12 × 4-5 ยต; smooth; long-elliptical to spindle-shaped; weakly dextrinoid.


coastal Cailifornia, Oregon


mycorrhizal with pines; usually growing alone in sandy coastal soil; winter;


Kuo, M. (2005, March). Phylloporus arenicola. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site:


Current Name:
Phylloporus arenicola A.H. Sm. & Trappe, Mycologia 64(5): 1150 (1972)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2014-01-17 09:05:26 PST (-0800) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2014-01-17 09:05:26 PST (-0800) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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