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ushrooms of North America
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Key 5

Boletes

 

Is the spore print black; cap and stalk covered with long, shaggy gray-black hairs?

Yes

Are the tubes straight, vertically arranged, mouths open? ..........  ................  

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Are the tubes radially arranged in rows, most notably near the stalk?

Yes

Are the tubes not radial, mouths often round or angular?

Yes

 

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Is the spore print wine-red to reddish-brown; cap usually dry to moist?

Yes

Is the spore print cinnamon, olive-brown to brown; cap usually viscid to slimy?

Yes

 

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You have a Fuscobolitinus

Key 5.3

 

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You have a Strobilomces floccopus

 

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You have a Suillus

Key 5.5

 

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Is the spore print pink; mouths of tubes white, then pink in age; stalk reticulate; taste extremely bitter?

Yes

Are the mouths of tubes white but not pink in age; bruises brown? ................

Yes

 

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You have a Tylopilus felleus

 

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Is the spore print yellow-brown to olive or buff; stalk with conspicuous dark brown to black scabers?

Yes

Is the stalk without scabers? ...............  .........   ...............     ...........  ....................

Yes

 

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You have a Leccinum

Key 5.1

 

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Is the spore print yellow? ..............      .......................

Yes

Is the spore print olive to yellow-brown?

Yes

 

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You have a Gyroporus

Key 5.2

 

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You have a Boletes

Key 5.4

 

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