Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Boletus subtomentosus


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Boletus subtomentosus - Hat 30-100 mm in diameter, initially hemispherical, then weak-arched, flat-faced, with a long rolled up edge, dry, matt, velvety, more or less suede, skin unremovable, ocher or olive, also yellowish-brown to gray-brown, surface sometimes cracked into small plots .

Long tubes, from 5 mm up to 20 mm, light yellow, later darken to green-yellow or olive-brown with a brown coating, at first adnate and slightly converging then free, in adult stage easy to separate from the flesh of the cap.

Large, irregular, angular pores, tube colors, when squeezed, do not blush, in old fruiting bodies they may turn gray.

Stem 60-100 mm tall, 10-20 mm thick, cylindrical, slender, below thinner, full, compact, fleshy at the top, longitudinally ribbed, light, yellow-cream, yellow-brown, red-brown, on the surface with brown grains, forming a very fine mesh elongated meshes, but not always present.

The flesh in the hat is off-white, buttery, with a yellowish tinge in some places, soft, meaty; much harder, fibrous, yellow in the stipe. Usually it does not change color, mild taste, nice smell, pleasant mushroom.

Occurrence: On the ground, in deciduous forests [especially in oak forests], less often in coniferous and mixed forests. Pretty common. From June to October.

Value: Edible mushroom of medium quality.

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