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Tylopilus felleus   (Bitter Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 6-12 cm diamter, stem 7-10 cm tall * 2-3 cm diameter
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Slightly to distinctly pink pores on the underside of the bun-shaped brown cap and a dark net on the thick stem are characteristic of this bolete. It is also distinguished by a very bitter taste.

Cap snuff- or fulvous-brown; convex or bun-shaped, at first slightly downy then smooth and dry. Flesh whitish, with pinkish tinge beneath cap cuticle, unchanging, thick and firm. Stem pallid background with brown reticulation, stout and slightly bulbous. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species When young this is easily mistaken for Boletus edulis, except that it is very bitter and has a dark stem net.

Tylopilus felleus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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