Boletellus emodensis (Berk.) Singer
Family: Boletaceae
Shaggy Top or Hairy-cap Mushroom
Boletellus emodensis image
Dawa Penjor  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Edible

Habitat: Terrestrial and solitary to scattered.

Description: Cap: 5-10 cm diameter, round at first and then convex, surface scaly, the scales large and uplifted, some scales appressed, pinkish when young or darker red to purplish red, fading with age, margin fibrillose-scaly, appendiculate and uplifted. Hymenophore: Free pores, a pore per mm, bright yellow when young, discolouring reddish brown to brown with age, bruising blue when handled. Stem: 5-10 cm tall and 1-2 cm wide, more or less equal to sub-bulbous, surface fibrillose to smooth, red to pale red. Flesh: Whitish to yellowish, staining greenish-blue on exposure. Spore Print: Olive-brown.

Comments: This species can be identified easily by the scaly-uplifted appearance on the cap, the lengthened sterile margin covering the hymenophore in early stages of development of the fruit bodies. This species is macroscopically similar to B. ananas, however B. emodensis has red stem, dull red to pinkish red and B. ananas has pinkish brown.