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Gyrodon merulioides

Ash-tree Bolete

Family Boletaceae


Potentially Edible
Found under Ash trees, brown with wavy cap and off-centered stalk.

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Description

Cap: 5-12 cm (2-4 ") wide, slightly humped to deeply sunken. Margin incurved when young, in maturity spreading, wavy-edged and uplifted. Dry, yellow-brown to red-brown.

Flesh:Yellow sometimes turning bluish-green. Thin.



Cap (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Cap


Tube Surface and Flesh (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Tube Surface and Flesh


Tubes/Pore surface: Very shallow, sometimes gill-like, with cross-veins radially arranged. Not separable, ranging from cap to stalk. Yellow to ochre, bruising dark blue.

Stalk: 2-4 cm (3/4-1 5/8") long and 0.5- 2.5 cm (1/4-1") thick. Off centered, solid. Brown, bruising red-brown.

Spore print: Olive-brown

 


Habitat and Range

On the ground near ash and maples. East Canada to Florida, west to Michigan and Texas.

Season

June-October.

 

 

Stalk (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Stalk

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