Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Boletus edulis

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 24 Sep 2019

Mushroom picking is a passion. You walk for hours in the woods and you can leave with nothing. But once you find a noble mushroom, you kneel, admire, take pictures. It is magic.





Boletus edulis - Hat brown and with age to dark brown, red brown, diameter up to 250 mm. The margin of the cap may be lighter, similarly the fruiting bodies covered with litter can be very light; first hemispherical, then convex, pincushion outstretched on old specimens; surface smooth or wrinkled; a bit sticky in wet weather.

Tubes initially whitish, quite long; easily separate from the cap; sinuate dissected at the stipe.

Leeks initially whitish, then yellow to olive green; quite small, roundish with age; oppressed, they do not discolor.

Stem whitish to light brown, lower part lighter, in the upper part or along the entire length of the stem more or less pronounced whitish or light brown mesh, more or less widened at the base.

Young, compact and white flesh, spongy in older specimens; brown (reddish brown) under the skin; constant. Smell pleasant. Mild, pleasant (nutty) taste. The smell of dried characteristic, intense, pleasant.

Occurrence: VII - XI, in coniferous and mixed forests, common.

Value: Very tasty edible mushroom  


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