Pallid Bolete Boletus pallidus Frost  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups, on ground or on rotted wood in mixed forests, especially oak.

Description:

Cap: White or pale brown/gray, dry, finely cracked in age; flesh white to pale yellow, slowly staining pink, blue, or yellow and becoming spongy. Pores: Lemon-yellow, stain greenish-blue, then brown. Stalk: White, sometimes yellow at top, may have reddish tint to base in age; often with white mycelium at base (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 27 records in the project database.

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Pallid Bolete (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Pallid Bolete (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/4/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Pallid Bolete specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2008). Fusiform, smooth; measured 9.9-10.3 X 5.0-5.7 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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