Inedible Mushrooms identifications

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Total mushrooms fount: 1120

Boletus pseudosensibilis Smith & Thiers Cap 6-15cm across, broadly convex; brick red to ferruginous, fading to yellow-brown or cinnamon; unpolished, dry, glabrous, cracking when dry. Tubes shallow, subdecurrent down stem; yellow. Pores minute; bright yellow, instantly deep blue when bruised. Stem 80-160 x 15-30mm, equal to slightly flared at apex; pale yellow flushed pinkish to darker red below; smooth. Flesh solid; bright yellow, instantly blue when cut. Odor mild, pleasant. Taste mild, pleasant. Spores subfusiform, 9-12 x 3-4?. Deposit olive-brown. Habitat in mixed deciduous woods, especially oak. Often abundant. One of the commonest summer boletes in the eastern United States, especially New Jersey, occurring north and west to Michigan. Season June-September. Edible but not recommended because of risk of confusion. Comment Dilute ammonia (NH40H) applied to cap turns blue-green.
Boletus porosporus (Imler) Watling syn. Xerocomus porosporus Imler Gefelderter R-hrling Hamis nemezestin-ru (-tin-ru) Sepia Bolete Cap up to 8cm, dark olive brown then sepia to cigar-brown although at first with yellow down which darkens on bruising, later cracking to show yellowish flesh particularly at centre. Stem 90-100 x 20-30mm, apex lemon-chrome sometimes with brown to blood-red zone, slightly ribbed with olivaceous brown, darkening when bruised. Flesh pale lemon yellow to buff in cap, stem apex lemon-chrome, stem base dark brick or vinaceous, finally becoming blue after cutting particularly above the tubes. Taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes lemon-yellow finally olivaceous, bruising blue. Pores compound, angular, lemon-yellow darkening with age, bruising blue. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 13-15 x 4.5-5.5-, with a distinct truncate pore making this species unique among European boletes. Habitat mixed deciduous woods, particularly where oak is present. Season autumn. Rare. Edible but not recommended. Distribution, America and Europe.
Boletus piperatus Bull. ex Fr. new syn. Chalciporus piperatus syn. Suillus piperatus (Fr.) Kuntze. Peppery Boletus, Bolet Poivr-, Pfefferr-hrling, Borsos tin-ru, Boleto pepato, Peperboleet. Cap 3-7cm, cinnamon to sienna, at first slightly viscid then dry, smooth and shiny. Stem 40-75 x 5-20mm, concolorous with cap, slender, tapering towards base, where it is a distinctive lemon-chrome. Flesh flushed red above tubes and under cuticle, intensely lemon-chrome in stem base. Taste peppery, smell not distinctive. Tubes cinnamon then rust-coloured, not bruising, decurrent or subdecurrent. Pores angular, rich rust-coloured at maturity. Spore print snuff-brown flushed ochraceous cinnamon. Spores subfusiform to ellipsoid, 8-11 x 3-4-. Habitat variable, particularly in birch scrub or mixed pine and birch on sandy soil. Season late summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible - peppery flavoured. Distribution, America and Europe.
Boletus parasiticus Bull. ex Fr. syn. Xerocomus parasiticus (Fr.) Qu?l. Parasitenr?hrling ?l?sdi tin?ru C?pe parasite Cap 2?4cm, olivaceous straw-colour to sienna, slightly downy. Stem up to 40 x 10mm concolorous with cap often curved around or beneath host, tapering towards base. Flesh pale lemon-yellow, unchanging, flushed rust near stem base. Taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes lemon-yellow to ochraceous or even rust-coloured, adnate to subdecurrent. Pores lemon yellow becoming rust. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores elongate, 11?21 x 3.5?5?. Habitat unique, on Scleroderma citrinum, and therefore easily recognized. Season autumn. Rare. Said to be edible but not recommended.
Boletus morrisii Pk.Red-speckled Bolete Cap 3-10cm across, broadly convex; deep smoky brown to olivaceous, becoming reddish brown at center, with orange-yellow margin; dry, finely pulverulent, then smooth. Tubes usually deeply depressed around stem; yellow to ochre, reddish where bruised. Pores small; orange to brick red. Stem 40-80 x 8-15mm, equal to slightly swollen; bright yellow with very distinct and quite widely separate bright red squamules or dots nearly to apex. Flesh yellow with discolored areas of vinaceous or dark purple, especially in stem. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores ellipsoid-subfusiform, 10-15(16) x 3.5-5.5(6.5)-. Deposit olivaceous. Habitat gregarious or even subcaespitose in deciduous woods. Rather rare. Found from Massachusetts to northern Georgia, not known from western North America. Season July-September. Edibility not known.
Boletus miniato-pallescens Smith & Thiers Cap 8-20cm across, convex to plane; brick red fading to apricot buff or orange-yellow; smooth, glabrous to minutely fibrillose, dry, soon with surface cracked. Tubes adnate to subdecurrent; bright yellow. Pores very small (l-2 per mm); chrome yellow to wax yellow, often flushed orange-red with age, bruising greenish blue. Stem 60-140 x 10-40mm, tapered below or equal; bright yellow above, flushed orange to brick red below; strongly pruinose when young, more or less persistently. Flesh pale yellow, turning blue when cut. Odor pleasant. Taste pleasant. Spores subfusiform, (11)12-16(17) x 4-5-. Deposit olive-brown. Habitat usually under oak. Probably quite common. Found in eastern North America, west to Michigan. Season July-September. Edibility not known.
Boletus luridus f. Primulicolor The pure yellow form of Boletus luridus. The flesh turns reddish at the stem base otherwise slowly blue. Stem with a strong distinct reticulum, yellowish. Pores yellow. Spores 9-17x5-7um. Found in woods, rare.
Boletus huronensis Smith & Thiers Cap 8-15 cm, convex inrolled at the margin, dry, dull ochre-brown to cinnamon-brown. Pores minute dull yellowish ochre, staining blue-green reddish-brown in age. Stem up to 15 cm long up to 5cm wide thicker towards the base whitish or slightly ochre-brown, not reticulate. Flesh white, usually colouring blue when cut or damaged. Taste and smell slight. Spore print snuff-brown, olivaceous, 12-15 x3.5-5um smooth. I found these specimens in mixed woods in Connecticut, In Boletes of Michigan it is noted that they are found in association with Hemlock. Not edible (I and friends have eaten and enjoyed them, but they have been reported to cause upset in some people and there is a death that has possibly been put down to this fungus). These pictures were previously included under Boletus impolitus in this website and are also to be found under that name in the app. and in my book of North American fungi.
Boletus fragrans Vitt. Starkriechender R-hrling Cap 5-12cm across, convex then expanded, umber to date-brown, velvety at first becoming smooth. Stem 70-90 x 30-50mm, spindle-shaped, apex yellow becoming flushed red below, whitish above base in young specimens, extreme base black. Flesh lemon-yellow flushed red below cap cuticle, blueing only after several hours. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes lemon-yellow sometimes with olivaceous flush. Pores lemon-yellow at first, later chrome-yellow, bruising faintly bluish. Spores elliptic, 9-16 x 4.5-6.5-. Habitat deciduous woods. Season autumn. Rare. Said to be edible -avoid. Distribution, Europe espcially southern, rare in North America.
Boletinellus merulioides (Schw.) Murr. Cap 5-15cm across, soon flattened and then depressed, margin incurved, often wavy, irregular in shape; dull yellow-brown or tan; dry, subtomentose to polished when old. Tubes decurrent, 3-5mm deep, with a radiating pattern; light yellow changing to dark olive, reddish brown when bruised. Pores large, compound, with shallower pores within pores. Stem 25-50 x 5-l0mm, often positioned off-center; concolorous with cap. Flesh pallid to yellowish, sometimes stains pale blue-green when cut. Odor mild. Taste mild. Spores ovate, smooth, 7-10 X 6-7.5?. Deposit olive-brown. Habitat often in large numbers on moist ground under ash trees. Common. Found widespread throughout northern and eastern North America. Season June-September. Edible but not very good.
Bjerkandera fumosa (Fr.) Karst. Kr?msz?n? likacsosgomba (tapl?). The fruit bodies are small brackets up to a maximum of 14cm across. Ochre-brown sometimes concentrically zoned, the under surface is cream coloured, browning slightly when handled. The pores are small 2-4 per mm. Spores smooth, elliptical 5-6.5x2.5-3.5. Mostly found on willow but also on other trees including a report on conifers. Tough ?not edible. Europe.
Battarraea phalloides (Dicks.) Pers. Stielstaubpilz Homoki ?lsz?m?rcs?g Sandy Siltball Fruit body 10?25cm high, consisting of a spore-sac borne on a rigid ochre-brown stem covered in shaggy fibres which is seated in a loose whitish membranous cup. Initially the fruit body is contained within the volva buried in sandy soil, then as the stem elongates rapidly the spore sac is pushed through the soil surface where it splits all round exposing the powdery rusty brown spore mass. Spores brown, subglobose to ovate, 5.0?5.5(6.5)?. Habitat on sandy soil. Season summer. Very rare. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.
Bankera fuligineo-alba (Schmidt ex Fr.) Pouz. syn. Hydnum fuligineo-album Schmidt R?tender Stacheling Drab Tooth Cap 4?15cm across, flat becoming centrally depressed, fleshy, initially pallid becoming yellowish-brown and darkening with age, usually found covered in vegetable debris. Stem 10?50 x 8?25mm, with well-defined white apex, brownish below. Flesh whitish in cap occasionally flushed pink, pallid to yellowish-brown in stem. Smell of fenugreek when dry. Spines 1?6mm long, whitish then greyish. Spores white, oval, minutely spiny, 4.5?5.5 x 2.5?3.5?. Habitat pine woods. Season autumn. Rare except in Highland pine forests. Not edible. Found In Europe.
Baeospora myosura (Fr. ex Fr.) Sprig. Zapfenr-bling toboz feny-f-l-ke Conifercone Cap syn. Collybia myosura (Fr. ex Fr.) Qu-l. syn. C. conigena (Pers. ex Fr.) Kummer Cap 1-3cm across, convex to almost flat, pallid-tan to date-brown. Stem 30-50-1-2mm, pallid flushed with cap colour, elongated into a hairy -root-. Flesh thin, brownish. Taste mild, smell mushroomy. Gills very crowded, whitish. Cheilocystida thin-walled, fusoid. Spore print white. Spores elliptic, amyloid, 3-3.5 x 1.5-2-. Habitat rooting on partly buried pine cones and coniferous debris. Season autumn to late winter. Frequent. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.
Austroboletus subflavidus (Murr.) Wolf syn. Porphyrellus subflavidus (Murr.) Singer Cap 4-1l cm across, convex; pale cream, yellowish buff to clay, with a pink tint when old. Tubes pale grayish white with a vinaceous tint. Pores rather wide; concolorous with tubes. Stem 45-145 x 7-30mm, long, tapering; pallid yellowish white; with remarkable raised reticulation of 3-4mm deep flaps of tissue almost like wrinkled gills. Flesh pure white, in base of stem usually rich yellow, not changing on cutting. Odor slight, fruity. Taste rather bitter. Spores ellipsoid, 14.5-18(20) x 6.5-8.3(8.8)-, with a slightly crenulate outline, with thin cylindric spines. Deposit reddish brown. Habitat on sandy soil under oak. Very southern in distribution, Florida and in the south New Jersey pine barrens. Season June-October. Edibility not known but too bitter to eat.