Gyroporus castaneus

Common Name: Chestnut Bolete


Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Yellow

Pore Color: White to Slightly Yellow


A fairly common small Bolete. It is edible, but would probably be hard to find enough for a meal. Look for the chestnut-brown to orangeish color to the cap, and white pores that are very small. The stem is also brittle, and will sometimes break when you go to pick it. Finally the stem should be hollow.

The genus Gyroporus is separated out from the other Boletes because of its yellow, elliptic spores.


Gyroporus purpurinus has dark burgundy red tones to the cap.


Gyroporus castaneus

8/28/12 - Shades State Park - Waveland, IN

Gyroporus castaneus

Gyroporus castaneus

9/13/12 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Gyroporus castaneus

Gyroporus castaneus

7/28/12 - TC Steel Historic Site - Peckerwood Trail - Brown County, IN

Gyroporus castaneus

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN