This section is from the book "Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc.", by George Francis Atkinson. Also available from Amazon: Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc..
This is a pretty boletus, and has been reported from New England and from New York State. During the summer of 1899 it was quite common in the Blue Ridge mountains, North Carolina. The plant grows on the ground in woods. It is 6-10 cm. high, the cap is 5-10 cm. in diameter, and the stem is 8-12 mm. in thickness. It is known by the yellowish stem covered with reddish glandular dots.
The pileus is convex to nearly expanded, pale red, rose pink to vinaceous pink in color, and sometimes slightly tomentose. The flesh is white, and does not change when cut or bruised. The tube surface is convex, and the tubes are attached slightly to the stem.
Plate 59, Figure 168
Boletus chromapes. Cap pale red, rose or pink, tubes flesh color, then brown, stem yellowish either above or below, the surface with reddish or pinkish dots (natural size). Copyright.
Plate 60, Figure 169
Boletus vermiculosus. Cap brown to gray or buff; tubes yellowish with reddish brown mouths flesh quickly changes to blue where wounded (natural size, sometimes larger). Copyright.
or free. They are white, then flesh color, and in age become brown. The stem is even, or it tapers slightly upward, straight or ascending, whitish or yellow above, or below, sometimes yellowish the entire length. The flesh is also yellowish, especially at the base. The entire surface is marked with reddish or pinkish dots.
Figure 168 is from plants (No. 4085 C. U. herbarium) collected at Blowing Rock, N. C, during September, 1899.