Boletus edulis identification

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Boletus edulis Bull. ex Fr. King Bolete, Porcini, Cep or Penny Bun, C?pe de Bordeaux, Bolet comestible, Champignon polonais, Steinpilz, ?zletes varg?nya (tin?ru), Porcino, brisa, Eekhoorntjesbrood, Borowik prawdziwy. Cap 8?20(30)cm, brown often with a whitish bloom at first gradually lost on expanding leaving a white line at the margin, smooth and dry initially becoming greasy, in wet weather slightly viscid and polished. Stem 30?230 x 30?70(110)mm, robust, pallid with white net. Flesh white, unchanging, flushed dirty straw-colour or vinaceous in cap. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes white becoming grey-yellow. Pores small and round, similarly coloured. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 14?17 x 4.5?5.5?. Habitat coniferous, broad-leaved or mixed woodland. Season summer to late autumn. Common. Edible ? excellent. Distribution, America and Europe. This fungus is perhaps the most important edible species, it can often be found on sale in continental markets. Commercially it is dried and used as flavouring for soups.
Comment Var. aurantio-ruber Dick & Snell differs in its ferruginous-red cap, and pores staining yellow-olive when bruised.

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More info about Boletus edulis mushroom

Stem type:
Bulbous base of stem
Simple stem
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Normal size:
over 15cm
North America
Bolet comestible, Cep, Penny Bun, C?pe de Bordeaux, Champignon polonais, ?zletes varg?nya, King Bolete, Porcini, Steinpilz
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