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Boletus subtomentosus   (Yellow-cracking Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 5-12 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
Edibility

Description
This medium to large bolete has a brown cap, chrome-yellow pores, and yellowish stem.

Cap is a tawny brown; convex or bun-shaped, it is at first downy, becoming smooth and sometimes cracking. Flesh is white or pallid yellow, with a faint brownish zone beneath the cap cuticle; it is unchanging, thick and soft. Stem is a pallid cap color, sometimes with a brick-red tinge; it is slender and slightly bulbous. Ring is absent. Flesh is similarly colored as thecap but browner.

Similar species Boletus chrysenteron has a reddish brown cap that cracks to reveal a red underlayer. Boletus pruinatus is smaller.

Boletus subtomentosus on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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