Xerocomus sclerotiorum

Xerocomus sclerotiorum, "Whitey's Bolete" ? 01059

Xerocomus sclerotiorum A.E. Bessette, M.E. Smith, A.R. Bessette & H. Hitchcock nom. prov. 

'Whitey's Bolete’ 

This is a reddish to reddish-brown cap which becomes paler pinkish tan with maturity, often with a paler sterile edge. The flesh and pores are yellow as is the stem background color. Just below the yellow stipe apex, the stem is decorated with dark red to red-brown smears and dots. The stipe base has whitish rhizomorphs which attach to a sclerotia, making this the only northeastern bolete known to have this feature. All parts quickly stain blue to blue-green and turn brown with age. Xerocomus sclerotiorum is a relatively newly discovered bolete. The edibility of this bolete has not been determined. It is in the Boletaceae family of the Boletales order.

Xerocomus sclerotiorum, "Whitey's Bolete" 02501

Xerocomus sclerotiorum