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King Bolete - Boletu edulis Bull
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King Bolete - Boletu edulis Bull


King Bolete - Boletu edulis Bull
Edibility: Good
Habitat: On the ground, under conifers (pine, hemlock) and deciduous trees (birch, aspen).
Range: Widely distributed throughout North America
Season: June-October
Spore Color: Brown
Mushroom Shape: Boletes and Others
Lookalikes: B. variipes - has dry, tan cap and grows under oak.
Tylopilus felleus - has dark-webbed stalk, is very bitter
Description: Large, with reddish-brown cap. white to yellowish pores, and whitish to brownish stalk, thickening toward bare. Cap: 3l/2-10" (8-25 cm) wide; convex, becoming nearly flat; moist, sticky in wet weather, smooth to somewhat pitted, sometimes cracking in dry weather; brown, reddish-brown, or cinnamon-buff. Flesh white. Tubes: sunken around stalk; whitish, becoming greenish-yellow. Pores small and round; white when young, sometimes bruising tawny. Stalk: 4-10" (10-25 cm) long, 3/4-1 1/2" (2-4 cm) thick and club-shaped, or 1 1/2-4" (4-10 cm) thick and bulbous; whitish to brownish, white-webbed over upper 1/3; webbing below darker, often indistinct. Flesh white. Spores: 13-19 X 4-6.5 u; smooth, elliptical
Keywords: Boletes
Date: 06.04.2003 09:42
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Join Date: 13.03.2002
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Also called "cep" or "Steinpilz" . The King is one of the most prized edible mushroom. It has many varieties of colors, shape and habitats.
06.04.2003 09:45

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