Gray Bolete (Retiboletus griseus)
Growing in leaf litter under mostly oak and hickory trees. In a dense mixed forest in Gordon County, Georgia, US.
Cap/upper surface: Brownish gray with white flesh. DNS.
Fertile surface: Small white/cream pores. Stain light brown when scratched. Turn darker brown after 30 seconds.
Stipe: Highly reticulate. Transitioning from white/cream (at the apex) to yellow (at the base). Base is slightly tapered. Inner flesh DNS.
Taste: Mild, nutty.
Chemistry: KOH – barely noticeable, but light peach tones on cap. Ammonia—No reaction. Iron salts- No reaction.
''Retiboletus griseus'', commonly known as the gray bolete, is a species of bolete fungus in the family Boletaceae. The species was first described scientifically in 1878 by American botanist Charles Christopher Frost. It was transferred to ''Retiboletus'' in 2002.