Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Boletales 
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 Scientific Name: Boletellus obscurecoccineus

Basionym: Boletus obscurecoccineus Hoehn., Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 123: 88. 1914.

Boletellus obscurecoccineus (Hoehn.) Sing., Farlowia 2: 127. 1945.

 Description: Pileus 3-7 cm broad, convex to applanate, crimson carmine at first then becoming pink, subtomentose, minutely cracking towards the margin. Context yellowish, color unchanging when bruised, bitter in taste. Tubes depressed around stipe, pale yellowish, becoming olivaceous in age. Pores angular, 0.5-1 mm broad, concolorous with tubes. Stipe 4-8 cm long, 0.6-1.2 cm broad, cylindric, tapered toward apex, often flexuous, solid, pale primose yellow at the apex and with carmine fibrils and scurfy warts on the surface, with whitish mycelium around base. Spore print pale ochraceous brown. Spores 18-22 × 8-9.5 μm, elliptical, surface with 7-9 faintly longitudinally striae on each face. Basidia 54-61 × 18-21 μm, elongately clavate, sterigmata 2, 6 μm long. Pleurocystidia 60-130 × 19-23 μm, ventricose, apex obtuse. Tube trama of phylloproid type.

Taiwan, Nantou: Shanlinhsi, alt. 1750m, 17 Jun 1994, Chen C M. (1229). Miaoli: Lehshan, alt. 2080 m, 5 Sept. 1996, Liao KF. 2.

 Habitat: Solitary under mixed forest.

Taiwan, China(Guizhou), Borneo, Jawa, New Guinea, Congo.


Chen, CM et al. 1997.


C. M. Chen

 Note: This species reminds one macroscopically of Boletellus emodensis, but the two species are distinguishable in the field by the differences in their morphological characters. B. obscurecoccineus has pink pileus and stipe, both with carmine fibrils and scurfy warts on the surface, as compared to those of Boletellus emodensis.