When: 2011-06-12

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

I am familiar with B. campestris, as it often fruits in my yard. That species generally has a thinner stipe with nearly equal width.

Bluing of cut context was somewhat slow. Bluing on pores quite pronounced, but it faded to reddish brown after an hour or so.

Edible… at least for my wife and me. Quality okay. Took the opportunity to try these out as this collection was fresh, firm, and completely free of insects.


Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Stipes taper downward.
Used references: Phillips and Big NA Bolete Book. Called Boletus rubellus in these sources.
Based on microscopic features: Context pale orange in KOH.

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Actually, the context
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-06-14 06:39:06 CDT (-0500)

in the cap was yellow. Color in the photo got a bit washed out. I meant to mention this but forgot.

Look good except
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-13 21:43:27 CDT (-0500)

flesh in the cap should be bright yellow. I hate the fraternus group!