Common Names: Snell’s Bolete
Dark brown-black, often mottled cap. White stem flesh stains pink high and blue-green low, often slowly, then slooowly darkens toward purple-gray or black. White pores age to grayish-brown & may stain yellow-brown. Dark brown cap, often w/creamy spots, may fade w/age. Salt & pepper stem, often w/white band on top & greenish stains low. Likes wet, loamy, alkaline soil, particularly with yellow birch in the area.