The deceiving bolete, Boletus queletii Schulzer.
Boletus erythropus sensu Persoon [Syn. Met. Fung.: 513 (1801)]
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Boletus lateritius Bres. & Schulzer
Boletus queletii var. lateritius (Bres. & Schulzer) E.-J. Gilbert
Boletus queletii var. rubicundus Maire
Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 26: 195 (1910)
Tubiporus queletii (Schulzer) Imler
Tubiporus queletii (Schulzer) Imler ex S. Ahmad, Biologia
Lahore 8(2): 125 (1962)
Bolet de Quélet (French)
Glattstieliger Hexenröhrling (German)
Borowik gładkotrzonowy (Polish)
Cap: 5-20 cm diameter, hemispherical to convex, orange brick to cinnamon brown color, tomentose or glabrous, bruising blackish blue.
Pores: surface orange or peach, bruising blackish blue/green; tubes 5-6 mm long, yellow, minute, less than 0.5 mm across.
Stem: 5-10 long x 3-5 cm thick, subequal or bulbous, often tapered abruptly towards the base; yellow at apex then reddish or somewhat orange, becoming progressively darker downwards, bruising blue. Somtimes slightly reticulate with red veins on the upper part. Flesh lemon yellow in cap and upper part of stem, purplish red in stem base, blue or greenish blue when cut.
Spores: olivaceous, elliptical, 10-16 x 5-7 µm.
Habitat: on grounds in deciduous woods, often associated with Fagus, Quercus and Tilia species.
Water extracts of B. queletii inhibit the growth of the pyrimethamine-resistant malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum (Lovy et al., 1999). The inhibitory effect was 1.1% (measured as inhibition per µg protein/ml extract) of that of the water extract of the most inhibitory anti-malarial species tested, Polyporus umbellatus.
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