The Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project

A Comprehensive Reference to the Macrofungi of Santa Cruz County

Genus: Pulveroboletus

Family: Boletaceae

Pulveroboletus ravenelli

Pulveroboletus ravenelli

Pulveroboletus ravenelli

Known Species in the County

Approximately 1 species in Santa Cruz County.

Pulveroboletus Records from Santa Cruz County:

Pulveroboletus is a monotypic genus of bizarre and utterly unique bolete. The brilliant chartreuse coloration overall, and heavy, cottony partial veil (notably attached directly to the tube mouths) distinguish this mushroom from all others. Ecotomycorrhizal, but exact host preferences uncertain (Douglas-fir?). Extremely widely distributed (nearly cosmopolitan).

Important identification characters include color, partial veil color and texture. No other mushroom really comes close.