Observation 170419: Boletus bicolor Peck

When: 2014-07-16

Collection location: Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: mushy

No specimen available

Under birch trees, with very spongy soil. Conifers in the area. Moss and many other mushroom varieties in the area.


DSCN1519 Boletus 1.JPG
DSCN1525 Boletus 2.JPG
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Image of the fungi cut in half. Freshly cut, but about 4 hours after picking.

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Taste and smell.
By: mushy
2014-07-17 12:01:20 CDT (-0400)

The taste is not at all unpleasant. It does have a mushroom flavor, like a very fragrant button mushroom. Very slight bitterness. The smell is reminiscent of curry, which has me worried, but it is not a strong curry scent. The flavor does make me want to eat them.

The flesh does not turn blue/green at all. The gills do.

Created: 2014-07-16 20:40:48 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-07-28 21:21:13 CDT (-0400)
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