Cap smooth, uniform, brick – maroon red with very fine cracks revealing white context below. Context of cap white, non-staining, soft, poofy. Taste mild, slightly sweet, pleasant. Odor mild. Pore layer thin, dull yellow, quickly staining blue on bottom surface, but not when cut. Pore layer with slight tooth on stipe. Stipe yellow for top 1/2" rapidly changing dark red. Prominent reticulation on top 1" of stipe changing from yellow to red. Context of stipe yellow, wormy, non-staining. Bottom of stipe white, probably due to encroaching hypomyces. This is a bi-color bolete, probably a reasonable edible if not wormy.

Under mix of conifer and hardwood.

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no problem…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-08-12 20:44:24 CDT (-0500)

according to:

the name is currently B. bicolor.

so, maybe the appropriate name would be B. bicolor group…??

Thanks Richard
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-12 20:31:09 CDT (-0500)

The name certainly is descriptive and I don’t think I have seen this (the mushroom or the name) before.