Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Boletales 
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 Scientific Name: Boletus auripes

Boletus auripes Peck, Rept. N.Y. St. Mus. 50: 107. 1897.

Basionym: Ceriomyces aureissimus Murrill, Mycologia 38: 522. 1938.

 Description: Pileus 3.5-7 cm broad, pulvinate to flattened, surface siccous, subtomentose to pruinose, color yellow-brown to gold when young. Context yellowish, color unchanging when bruised. Tubes 0.4-0.8 cm long, bright yollow. Pores circular to angular, 0.5-0.8 mm broad, concolorous with tubes or paler. Stipe 4-8 cm long, 6-10 mm broad, bulbous to equal, solid, bright golden yellow, surface finely reticulate on the upper half and longitudinally fibrous on the lower half. Spore print yellowish olive brown. Spores 10-12 × 6-7 μm, melleous, ellipsoid-cylindric with slightly narrowed apical half, also subfusoid. Basidia 32-45 × 10-16 μm, clavate, sterigmata two or four, 5-7 μm long. Pleurocystidia 43-46 × 10-12.5 μm, hyaline, usually ampullaceous or irregularly cylindric.

Taiwan, Nantou: Shanlinhsi, alt. 1750 m, 6 Sept. 1995, Huang HW. 1375.

 Habitat: Solitary under Querous plants.

Taiwan, China(Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Kwangsi, Hunan), Japan, North America.


Murrill, WA. 1938; Singer, R. 1947; Chen, CM et al. 1997.


C. M. Chen

 Note: This species had been described by Murrill (1938) as Ceriomyces aureissimus which was certified to B. auripes by Singer(1947). However Murrill recognized that B. auripes was a mere synonym of B. edulis. But the latter with context white and stipe not yellow is distinct from the former.