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Boletus badius   (Bay Bolete)
North America, Europe
Cap 4-14 cm diameter, stem 4-12 cm tall * 1-4 cm diameter

This large bolete with bay-brown cap and lemon-yellow pores bruises distinctively bluish green.

Cap is bay-brown, sometimes with brick-red or ochre tinges; convex or bun-shaped, it is at first downy, becoming smooth and polished, somewhat sticky when damp. Flesh is white or lemon-yellow. Where cut, it becomes faintly blue. Stem is a pallid cap color with fine cottony fibrils; it is fairly stout, more or less equal. Ring is absent.

Similar species Boletus edulis has a barrel-shaped stem with white net patterning.

Synonyms Synonyms of Boletus badius include Imleria badia, Ixocomus badius and Xerocomus badius.

Imleria badia on the First Nature Web site.
Boletus badius on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.


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