Chalciporus piperatus

Chalciporus piperatus

Peppery Bolete The peppery bolete, is a small bolete found in mixed woodland in Europe and North America. It has been recorded under introduced trees in Brazil, and has become naturalised in Tasmania and spread under native Nothofagus cunninghamii trees. The rare variety hypochryseus, found only in Europe, has yellow pores and tubes. Cap Color: Read More

Leccinum versipelle

Leccinum versipelle

Orange Birch Bolete The orange birch bolete is a mildly toxic mushroom, that nonetheless is harvested for food commonly in Finland. If not properly cooked, it can induce nausea and vomiting, and the mushroom’s flesh turns black when heated. Cap: bright red-brown or brick red. Cap Shape: Broadly convex. Cap Texture: Felty. Cap Size to Read More

Boletus mirabilis

Boletus mirabilis

 Admirable Bolete Also known as Aureoboletus mirabilis and Xeocomus mirabilis. A handsome mushroom that can be found sprouting from rotting wood, especially hemlock. Reportedly a tasty species with a distinct flavor of lemon. Cap: Dark reddish-brown to Brown. Cap Shape: Convex to flat. Cap Size: to “8(20cm) Cap Texture: Can be moist or dry. Pores: Read More

Boletus zelleri Photo Credit: Sharksbaja at Wikimedia Commons

Boletus zelleri

Zeller’s Bolete Also classified as Xerocomellus zelleri. This mushroom is fairly easy to identify and remember due to its striking coloration. Cap: Black to brown, with a frosty bloom in young specimens. Convex to flat. Dry and often wrinkled. Cap size: to 6.33″(16cm). Pores: Yellow, sometimes staining blue. Stalk: Yellow to tan when young and Read More

Suillus tomentosus

Suillus tomentosus

Blue-staining Slippery Jack Cap: Yellow to yellowish-brown to orange-yellow with grayish-brownish or reddish tomentum. Covered with fine hairs that mature into brown fibrous scales. Bruises blue. Cap size: to 8″(20cm) Convex to flat. Sticky or slimy when moist. Pores also bruise blue, pore color from brown to yellow. Stalk Yellow to yellowish-brown, covered with tiny Read More

Suillus brevipes

Suillus brevipes

Short-stemmed Slippery Jack A very common slippery topped bolete. Cap: Dark brown to yellowish brown. Cap Size: to “5.33(13cm) Pores: pale to olive-yellow. Stalk: White to pale yellow. Stalk Size: to “2.75(7cm) Stalk Texture: Glandular dots barely visible or absent unlike other slippery jacks. Veil: Absent. Season: Two seasons. May and June and again from Read More

Suillus lakei

Suillus lakei

Western Painted Suillus Unusual for being a bolete with a veil. Cap: Yellow surface covered with reddish-brown scales. Heavy rain can wash the fibrils off the cap surface, leaving a sticky, glutinous layer behind. Convex to slightly depressed. Dry to sticky when moist. Cap size: to 6″(15cm). Pores: Yellow to reddish-brown to ochre, may be covered Read More

Boletus edulis

Boletus edulis

King Bolete, Porcini, Cep. Very large edible and choice bolete. Highly prized since Roman times. Spore-print Olive brown. Cap reddish-brown to yellow-brown. Texture dry to sticky when moist. Large convex cap with white or pale y ellow pores beneath. Stipe(stalk) white, often with brown at top, wider to bulbous at base. Veil absent. Cap to Read More