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Boletus pinophilus, also known as Pine bolete or Pinewood King Bolete, is a large bolete with a dark brown cap, cream pores, reddish-brown netted, and a bulbous stem. It grows solitary or scattered on soil, particularly with Scots pine in Britain. The mushroom prefers the poor, acidic, and sandy soils associated with coniferous forests.
deep red-brown or copper coloured. Stays convex for a while, but eventually flattens out. Often irregular in shape when mature. The surface is hard, dimpled and rough and sticky when damp. The flesh is white, tinged cap colour beneath the cuticle, unchanging, thick, fairly firm. Pores
white then cream-coloured, becoming olivaceous-brown with age, circular and small. Stem
thick and egg or pear-shaped when young. The network pattern is dark brown at the bottom and gets lighter towards the cap. Flesh white, unchanging and fairly firm. The stem has no ring. Spore print
The spores are fusiform, smooth, and have dimensions of 13-18 x 4-5.5µm, which is notably narrower compared to those of Boletus edulis.
include Boletus edulis
that has brown cap colour and Tylopilus felleus
which is similar when young but tastes bitter.
on the First Nature website.
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