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Welcome to Mushroom World, your resource for mushroom information. On this site you can search for mushrooms in our database and discuss fungi on the forums. You can use information from this site to identify fungus, but do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The responsibility for the identification is yours; the site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. Please read the disclaimer.

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Today's Mushroom

Todays mushroom is Boletus satanas (Satan's Bolete). The mushroom is Lethally poisonous. It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: This fleshy species has a smooth, bun-shaped cap that is almost white. Boletus satanas is best identified by its orange to blood-red pores and prominent yellow to blood-red net pattern. It also has a fat, yellow to red stem.

Cap is chalk-white and convex or bun shaped, becoming expanded with age. At first, it is finely downy, then smooth. Flesh is also chalk-white or pallid cream white. It flushes rose where eaten and slowly pallid blue where cut. Pores are small, circular and red, sometimes blood-red, but orange at margin. Tubes are yellow then olive, blue where cut, and broadly attached to the stem. Stem is yellow above with red net and then halfway it is wholly red, stout and very bulbous. Ring is absent. Flesh is fairly firm; it is pallid lemon above, dirty white below, reacting as in cap but red in base.

Dimensions: Cap 8-25 cm diameter, stem 6-9 cm tall * 5-10 cm diameter

If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.

Boletus satanas
Boletus satanas

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Mushrooms in North America

Discussion about mushrooms in North America. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Discussion about mushrooms in South America. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Karina
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Mushrooms in Australia

Discussion about mushrooms in Australia and New Zealand. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Micheald199
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Mushrooms in Asia

Discussion about mushrooms in Asia. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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