When: 2018-10-03

Collection location: Stockbridge, Henry Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available

Growing under Quercus nigra, in relatively sandy soil. Four specimens scattered within a few square feet. Both cap and stipe cracking, however it’s been dry and hot over the last few days. Pores were more yellow than photos indicate; shallow and staining blue then resolving to brownish-red. Cap flesh white/pale yellow, not staining. Stipe bruising blue upon handling. Stipe flesh yellow, slightly staining in small/scattered areas after several minutes, then fading back to yellow. Odor and taste mild.


Flash, spotted blue staining within stipe context
Initial cross-section; no immediate staining

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Recognized by sight: This specimen had no distinct odor, which contradicts B. pallidoroseus, so I’m not confident.
Used references: BEMA & The Bolete Filter
Based on chemical features: KOH: Dark Amber/Orange on cap, flesh turns orangish.
NH4OH: Brownish/grey on cap, drying darker
Iron Salts: Initially unchanged on cap, drying dark brownish/blackish
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Another potential that keyed out; odor was mild to nondistinctive.
Used references: BENA
Based on chemical features

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