Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red cracking bolete)
North America and Europe
Cap 4-10 cm diameter, stem 4-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
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Xerocomellus chrysenteron, also known as Boletus chrysenteron or Red cracking bolete, is one of the smaller less fleshy boletes. It has a convex, red-brown cap, with skin that tends to crack, revealing a red layer. The mushroom grows with deciduous trees on well-drained, humus-rich soil.

Cap convex, becoming broadly convex or almost flat, red-brown, often with red edge. The surface is often cracked showing a red underlayer. Pores pale yellow at first, later yellow to olive and stain slightly blue when cut or bruised. Stem constant in diameter throughout its length, sometimes tapering to pinched base, solid, upper part yellow, lower part pinkish-reddish. The base is purplish-red. The basal mycelium is white to yellowish. The stem has no ring. Spore print olivaceous brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores are elongated and smooth, measuring 12-16.5 x 4.5-7┬Ám.

Xerocomellus chrysenteron on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Xerocomellus chrysenteron on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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