Observation 144693: Boletus satanas Lenz
When: 2013-09-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I found them in the grass on the hill. Their size was impressive and i picked them for eating purposes. As i investigated the species i was disappointed as it seems to be poisonous. The biggest ones had 25-26 cm caps, pore color varying from orange to yellow. Stained blue when cut(slowly). Bigger than previous descriptions. Took many pictures so that the colors and texture can be seen, also the size. (pictures 69, 71 are in a different location on the hill, a few hundred meters away)

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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: this is mostly Boletus satanas!

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Did not eat these.
By: Reslescu Vladimir (vreslescu)
2013-09-09 00:36:56 PDT (-0700)

I threw them away, as i was not sure of their edibility.

First of all,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-07 03:30:30 PDT (-0700)

Boletus le-galiae is not poisonous. I myself am living proof ;)
And secondly,
you seemingly have a mixed collection here, mostly Boletus satanas mingled with what I suppose seems to be Boletus radicans that often is associated with B. satanas and other thermophilous species. I have never seen B. le-galiae together with B. satanas though, it is way more rare and I know it very well from Czech Republic and one location in Austria (two others have been destroyed and a few more are extinct).
BTW, B. satanas is also harmless if properly cooked but the taste is awful.

Created: 2013-09-06 02:06:53 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-09-09 00:38:04 PDT (-0700)
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