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Blue bruising bolete ID request
    #14997242 - 08/29/11 05:10 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Hello there. I went on my first proper mushroom hunt today, so was pleased to find a large number of boletes. Unfortunately, identifying the exact species has been a little tricky. My best guess from reading Roger Philips' book is that these are Inkstain Boletes (Boletus pulverulentus) and therefore very edible, but I'd appreciate a more experienced opinion. Details below.

Habitat:
Found by the roadside under oak trees in SE England.

Gills:
Pores, bright yellow, readily bruising blue, changing to blackish then partially fading to near the original colour. Older specimens are darker (see picture) and slightly soggy.

Stem:
Up to 10cm long, up to 3cm wide, solid, fairly smooth on outside.

All specimens have irregular largish red dots on the upper stem, and some (the younger ones mostly) have a red lacing pattern (reticulation), both of which have faded to dark brown within 12 hours of picking. The upper stems are the same bright yellow as the pores, the lower stems are more like the colour of the cap.

One of the older specimens has tinges of red in the stem where (presumably) slugs have attacked it, although the stem still bruises blue, like the rest of the mushroom.

Cap:
8-15cm across. Light brown in colour, like a shop bought chestnut mushroom. Slight cracking which reveals another shade of light brown. Smooth, dry (not slimy).

Spore print color:
Olive green.

Bruising:
Blue, fading to blackish then brown. When cut in half, bruises immediately blue.

Other information:
Smells pleasant and mushroomy on newly cut surfaces. I fried up a tiny piece and tasted without swallowing (which I'm hoping was a safe thing to do for a mystery bolete...), and it tasted good, a bit like seared meat, with no bitterness or pepperiness.



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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: Jeremyces]
    #14997366 - 08/29/11 05:32 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Might be too bitter to eat, take a peice chew it and spit it out to see. Any poisonous boletes have red to deep orange pores.


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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: Bretdaniel]
    #14997661 - 08/29/11 06:30 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

what was the color of the stipe?

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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: bloodworm]
    #14997901 - 08/29/11 07:16 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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bloodworm said:
what was the color of the stipe?

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"All specimens have irregular largish red dots on the upper stem, and some (the younger ones mostly) have a red lacing pattern (reticulation), both of which have faded to dark brown within 12 hours of picking. The upper stems are the same bright yellow as the pores, the lower stems are more like the colour of the cap.

One of the older specimens has tinges of red in the stem where (presumably) slugs have attacked it, although the stem still bruises blue, like the rest of the mushroom."

sorry.
i completely missed that.
super baked.

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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: Bretdaniel]
    #15002340 - 08/30/11 05:14 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

The taste was good.

I'm a bit wary of applying blanket rules like that. I know the Devil's bolete (and a couple of other poisonous ones) have red or orange pores, but are there any that are poisonous with bright yellow ones?

I must admit I'm tempted to eat just a little piece to see what happens.


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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: Bretdaniel]
    #15002573 - 08/30/11 05:57 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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Might be too bitter to eat, take a peice chew it and spit it out to see. Any poisonous boletes have red to deep orange pores.




This is not true.  There are boletes that are poisonous that do not have red to deep orange pores.


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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: Jeremyces]
    #15002590 - 08/30/11 06:01 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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The taste was good.

I'm a bit wary of applying blanket rules like that. I know the Devil's bolete (and a couple of other poisonous ones) have red or orange pores, but are there any that are poisonous with bright yellow ones?

There are poisonous boletes with yellow pores.  For example Boletus huronensis.


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Re: Blue bruising bolete ID request [Re: Fungi01]
    #15002714 - 08/30/11 06:29 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Boletus calopus var. frustosus.
poisonous.

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