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Todays mushroom is Boletus pinophilus (Pinewood King Bolete). The mushroom is Edible and excellent. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: This is a large bolete with dark brown cap, cream pores, reddish brown netted, bulbous stem. Grows solitary or scattered on soil.
Cap deep red-brown or copper coloured. Stays convex for a while, but eventually flattens out. Often irregular in shape when mature. The surface is hard, dimpled and rough and sticky when damp. The flesh is white, tinged cap color beneath the cuticle, unchanging, thick, fairly firm. Pores white then cream colored, becoming olivaceous-brown with age, circular and small. Spores pallid olivaceous-yellow colored. Stem thick and egg pr pear shaped when young. The network pattern is dark brown at the bottom and gets lighter towards the cap. Flesh white, unchanging and fairly firm. The mushroom has no ring.
Similar species The closely related Boletus edulis has brown color and grows with Pine. Tylopilus felleus is similar when young but tastes bitter and is thus inedible.
Boletus pinophilus on Wikipedia.
Dimensions: Cap 6–15(20) cm; stem 5-15 cm tall * 4-7 cm diameter
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