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Boletus chrysenteron
cracked-cap bolete, red-cracked bolete, red-cracking bolete, yellow-fleshed Boletus
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Common in conifer forests.

Habitat: B. chrysenteron can be found in forested areas, on the edges of woods, and in urban habitats, such as parks.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
Common Name:

cracked-cap bolete, red-cracked bolete, red-cracking bolete, yellow-fleshed Boletus

Identification Notes:

B. chrysenteron has a grayish brown to blackish brown cap; the surface cracks to expose the pale flesh, and often there are pinkish to reddish tints towards the cap edge in age. The tubes are yellow, the pores yellow with an irregular outline. The stipe is somewhat variable in color, often with yellow at the apex, but reddish and pallid colors occur elsewhere, and sometimes only the conspicuous longitudinal striations are reddish in color. One or more areas of the fruitbody turn bluish when cut or handled. B. truncatus (Singer, Snell & Dick) Pouzar is a common species in conifer forests and can only be separated from B. chrysenteron by looking at the spores, which are truncate on one end.

Accepted Name:
Boletus chrysenteron (Bull.) Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Boletus chrysenteron in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Boletus chrysenteron photos.

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