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The Genus Strobilomyces
by Michael Kuo
There are only a few North American members of this genus, and they are relatively easy to separate from the other boletes; they are shaggy to scaly, blackish or grayish mushrooms with partial veils and woolly stems. Their flesh stains pinkish or orangish red when sliced, then slowly turns black. Species of Strobilomyces are mycorrhizal with hardwoods in eastern North America.
Separating the "Old Men of the Woods" (as they are commonly called) can be difficult if you are not using a microscope; there are some tentative distinguishing features that can be observed with the naked eye, but certain identification probably requires microscopic analysis of spores.
Key to 3 Strobilomyces Taxa in North America
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Kuo, M. (2005, March). The genus Strobilomyces. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/strobilomyces.html