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.
convex, 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
bright yellow and the lower part is covered in coral-red fibrils and has a constant elliptical to fusiform diameter throughout its length. The mushroom has no ring.
Similar species include Hortiboletus rubellus
, Xerocomus subtomentosus
, Xerocomellus dryophilus, and Xerocomellus porosporus which it is easily separated on account of the whitish under layer and truncate (chopped off) spores.
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