Help with Boletus retipes? ornatipes?
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Mon Apr 10 19:37:38 EST 1995
At 07:27 PM 4/10/95 GMT, Ken Harrison wrote:
>In article <44496.rarnold at teleport.com>, rarnold at teleport.com says...
>>I received this posting to FUNGUS. Can you help?
>>Reply to: lombardi at ADMIN.ACES.K12.CT.US
>> Hello...I'm new at searching for information via computer and not
>>really sure if I'm in the correct address for asking guestions.
>>However, if there is any way I can get some info regarding the
>>edibility of "BOLETUS RETIPES" it would be appreciated.A field guide
>>describes it as a variety of "BOLETES ORNATIPES" or "GOLDSTALK".
>>Thank you for any info that may be available.........Frank
>> Lombardi at admin.aces.k12.ct.us
>The following are quotes from the Boletus ornatipes description in Nova
>Scotian Boletes by D.W. Grund and K.A. Harrison (p. 78 & 79) published by
>J. Cramer in 1976 as Band 47 in their Bibliotheca Mycologica series:
>"Observations: We agree with Smith and Thiers (p. 330, 1971) that B.
>ornatipes is not a synonym of B. retipes (Berk. & Curt.) Sing. There are
>differences in macrochemical reactions. Singer (p.10, 1947) used a
>"beautiful yellow" reaction of the pileus to KOH as a specific character
>for the identification of B. retipes and used it again in the key to this
>species on p.35 (loc. cit.). He placed B. ornatipes (p.9, loc. cit.) in
>synonymy with B. retipes, but apparently never checked for this reaction
>on the northern forms of this complex. B. ornatipes in Nova Scotia does
>not have this reaction to KOH ...."
>"Edibility: Here is a case of confused identities. Snell and Dick report
>B. retipes as edible and of good flavor, but as B. retipes is a southern
>species it seems highly probable that Snell and Dick have reported on B.
>ornatipes. It is strongly recommended that anyone wishing to eat this
>common bolete should use the normal precautions. The taste can be
>Hope this is of some help.
>KHarrison at fcmr.forestry.ca
>In France we collect the King Boletus wich is a gourmet mushroom.
>Heree in the states I found some nices specimenes in the High Sierra
>during fall. They were under pines in cool and shady places.
> My family and myself we cook them in a big fryer with garlic and
> parsley and this was delicious.Be carefull because soe are not edible
> and have not a good taste.
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