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

Distribution: Northern hemisphere.

Habitat: Temperate mixed hardwood/coniferous forests.

Substrate: Soil.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Velvety cap, dark brown to olive gray, which develops cracks that may be red when cap is mature. Pores large, irregular, yellow, stain blue. Stem yellowish, turning red. Flesh white to yellow, may turn blue when cut.

Accepted Name:
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Bull.) Ĺ utara
Publication: Xerocomus s.l. in the light of the present state of knowledge. Czech Mycology. 60(1):29-62 2008.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Boletus chrysenteron (Bull.) Fr. [PNWKC]
Additional Resources:

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

CalPhotos: Xerocomellus chrysenteron photos

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