When: 2014-08-20

Collection location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada [Click for map]

Who: tashab33

No specimen available

Has spores, not gills. Spores bruise blue. Stem has a pink color in some places, yellow in others. Cap is around 4 inches wide. Found growing in park close to edge of a road, in damp soil. Edible? Psychoactive? In sainte foy, quebec city canada.



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Not psychoactive, not edible
By: Katherine Collins (iluvmyshrooms)
2015-11-12 00:21:35 CST (-0500)

Though many boletes stain blue there have been no reports of psychoactive species anywhere, but China, that I have heard of, or that are documented.

The boletes which stain blue are considered toxic or suspect. I’d suggest taking a look at this page. Michael Kuo is a recognized mycologist who helps admin the website: mushroomexpert.com. I would trust his words on this.

Nice call, Igor.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-20 22:35:55 CDT (-0400)

I should have taken a closer look at the stipe.

Nice photo, tashab. The reticulation is actually quite thin/subtle. But I can see it clearly.

Reticulation on stipe…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-08-20 22:09:49 CDT (-0400)

… (need to blow up pic #2 to the max to see it) eliminates B. pallidus. By the looks of it, this could be something from the B. inedulis group.

Does this mushroom have a bitter taste?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-20 19:27:30 CDT (-0400)

It’s safe to take a little taste of the cap context of a bolete, and then spit it out. If B. pallidus is correct, then the taste should be mild. There are a few similar-looking boletes that taste bitter.