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

Description
Boletus badius, also known as Bay Bolete, is a large bolete with a bay-brown cap and lemon-yellow pores that bruises distinctively bluish green. It grows in coniferous or mixed woods on the ground or on decaying tree stumps.

Cap chestnut to dark brown, sometimes with brick-red or ochre tinges; almost spherical in young specimens before broadening and flattening out. It is at first downy, becoming smooth and polished, somewhat sticky when damp. The flesh is white or lemon-yellow. Where cut, it becomes faintly blue. Pores are initially cream to pale yellow but become greenish-yellow or olive with age. Stem is similar in colour to the cap but paler, and sometimes with a rose-coloured tinge and relatively slim and cylindrical (compared to many other boletes). The mushroom has no ring.

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

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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