Pseudoboletus parasiticus

Pseudoboletus parasiticus, previously known as Boletus parasiticus and Xerocomus parasiticus, and commonly known as the parasitic bolete, is a rare Boletaceae mushroom found on earthballs (Scleroderma citrinum). Pseudoboletus parasiticus is one of the early most diverging lineages of the Boletaceae, the lineage of Chalciporus spp and Buchwaldoboletus lignicola is the most basal lineage in the Boletaceae.[1]

Pseudoboletus parasiticus
Boletus parasiticus on Scleroderma citrinum.jpg
B. parasiticus
Scientific classification
P. parasiticus
Binomial name
Pseudoboletus parasiticus
(Bull.) Šutara, 1790

Xerocomus parasiticus (Bull.) Quél., 1887

Pseudoboletus parasiticus
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is flat
stipe is bare
spore print is yellow to olive
ecology is parasitic
edibility: edible, but unpalatable
Pseudoboletus parasiticus


The cap is hemispherical when young, later flat, yellowish brown or darker and up to 5 cm in diameter. The flesh is pale yellow with a mild taste and the spores are olive. The stem is pale yellow to olive. While edible, it is of poor quality.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Nuhn ME, Binder M, Taylor AF, Halling RE, Hibbett DS (2013). "Phylogenetic overview of the Boletineae". Fungal Biology. 117 (7–8): 479–511. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2013.04.008. PMID 23931115.
  2. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.

Further readingEdit

  • E. Garnweidner. Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Collins. 1994.