Pseudoboletus parasiticus

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Pseudoboletus parasiticus
Boletus parasiticus on Scleroderma citrinum.jpg
B. parasiticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family: Boletaceae
Genus: Pseudoboletus
Species: P. parasiticus
Binomial name
Pseudoboletus parasiticus
(Bull.) Šutara, 1790

Pseudoboletus parasiticus, previously known as Boletus parasiticus and Xerocomus parasiticus, commonly known as the parasitic bolete is a rare, inedible 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]


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.

Pseudoboletus parasiticus

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

Pseudoboletus parasiticus in Index Fungorum
Pseudoboletus parasiticus in Index Fungorum
Pseudoboletus parasiticus in MycoBank.
Pseudoboletus parasiticus in MycoBank.