Unidentified Bolete

Quiz Time !! Here is a bolete  that my mushroom colleagues and I can’t pin down as to species. I FedEx’d about 10 to Alan and Arleen Bessette and they are working it up, but in the meantime I would like to know more about its habitat. So if you think you see it, let me know.

I found them on a flat sandstone ridge top with chestnut oak the dominant species. They were along the ridge top trail or just off the trail for about 10 yards as the slope began. Scroll on down to a picture of the site.

The distinguishing feature is the bright yellow margin of sterile tissue. I could spot it from a distance. See the last picture.

I’ll post more later, but take a picture and send if you think you see this one.

2 thoughts on “Unidentified Bolete

  1. I know where to find tons of these. RHEA county on the high ridges. Always thought it was a bi-color. I found them in the ferns. Sandy soil near creeks under mixed hardwoods.

  2. I sent you an e-mail. These turn bright orange when sautéed in butter. Also, not very tasty like B. bicolor. A little acidic/bitter although palatable. Always the yellow margin and red streaking near the base but yellow and smooth at apex of stem.

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