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Red cracking Bolete


Heavy, yellow brown wood-ish stripes on stem.


Yard under pine trees

No species ID suggestions


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

...another link I find quite informative and interesting ( from the UK but they do mention species in the US). There are a few similar species so, I hope an expert who knows fungi in your area would be able to help to conifrm.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

This could be a Red Cracking Bolete (Xerocomellus chrysenteron). The stem shows beautiful reticulation and the cap is cracked and slightly red. Also the pore surface shows dark bruising.
Have a read of this for other details you might have observed - like the actual colour, type of trees in the yard if any, etc

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

What happened to the first pic Kris?? The stipe has gone really purple. In the other pic it looks the right colour to me (pinkish/red). Maybe the settings on your cam got bumped or something?? Could be a 'cracking bolete' if we ignore the purple.

South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.96, Long: -81.20

Spotted on Aug 13, 2014
Submitted on Aug 14, 2014

Spotted for mission

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