Goldstalk - Retiboletus ornatipes
It has been too dry for many mushrooms so far this summer, but I was thrilled to find these vibrant beauties this morning!
Cap: yellow, smooth; Flesh: pale yellow; Pores: bright yellow and round. Stipe: yellow, reticulate, and tapered; Basal mycelium: pale yellowish
Habitat: Growing in a pair, on the ground, in a deciduous forest
''Retiboletus ornatipes'', commonly known as the ornate-stalked bolete or goldstalk, is a species of bolete fungus in the family Boletaceae. Originally named ''Boletus ornatipes'' by American mycologist Charles Horton Peck in 1878, it was transferred to ''Retiboletus'' in 2002.