Observation 31827: Boletus

Cap width 7 cm convex helmet shaped tan yellow with random indentation, bumps and unevenness pattern on its surface. Dry. Pore surface yellow turning brown in age. attached to the stem. non bruising. Stem tan without reticulation smooth about 5 cm by 2 cm. very bug ridden. cap surface light olive green in KOH spore print olive brown. very similar to B.hortonii (http://mushroomobserver.org/23605?search_seq=1182590) but not as corrugated and pitted as B hortonii.
Found growing in pairs under mixed woods Oak Hickory and Beech. Growing on hill side.



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Based on chemical features: olive green in KOH image # 4 shows KOH reaction

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B. hortonii
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2010-02-16 00:29:49 CST (-0500)

I think Boletus hortonii is a good guess. Especially with the KOH reaction. Other boletes such as boletus nobilis that can have the dimpled cap lack a green colored reaction to KOH.

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