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Boletus roodyi

Common Name: Clustered Brown Bolete

Synonyms: 

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Olive-brown.

Pore Surface: Yellow

Comments: 

This Bolete only recently got a name to it. The distinguishing features are red cap, the red flushing on the stem, and the yellow to greenish-yellow pore surface. There should be no bluing on any part of the mushroom.

The cap is described as "blood red" to "pinkish-purplish red."

The original description can be found online here.

Chemical Reactions:

KOH - Cap: Slate blue flash that turns to yellow-ochre. Context: Pale bluish. Stem: Dingy amber.
NH4 - Cap: Slate blue flash that turns to yellow-ochre. Dried Cap: Dark red fading to pale pink. Stem: Dingy amber

Lookalikes:  

Boletus rubissimus is the most similar, but has larger spores, blues on the pores and flesh, and has reticulation at the apex of the stem. Boletus bicolor is also similar but bruises blue on the pores. 

Pictures:

Boletus roodyi

9/16/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN