Veiled or Powdery Sulfur Bolete

By William T. Hathaway

Veiled or Powdery Sulfur Bolete (Pulveroboletus ravenelii)

The Veiled or Powdery Sulfur Bolete (Pulveroboletus ravenelii) immediately grabbed my attention. Here was a mushroom, covered with a yellow cottony veil, the sight of which I had never seen before. I feel constrained to quote David Arora from his book Mushrooms Demystified,

I was dumbfounded by the sight of my first Pulveroboletus. As boletes go it is an odd creature, a gaudy misfit, an audacious anomaly. The brilliant yellow cottony veil which covers the cap and stalk when young sets it apart from all other boletes.

When I was handling this specimen the yellow powder completely stained my hand.

(See also this photograph in larger format, and an index to other mushrooms.)


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