Found several together growing under Red Oak It is seldom i find more than one of these growing. This bolete is unmistakable the brick red coloration and the reticulate stem are dead give aways. I actually sample one of these guys and well taste wise nothing to right home about but now i can say i have tried it. spore print olive brown


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Recognized by sight: found growing under Red Oak
Used references:, Rodgers Mushrooms of West Virginia William Roody
Based on chemical features: Koh black cap Iron salts yellow on cap

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-08 19:39:23 EDT (-0400)

Try it with seafood. Its lemony taste is similar to Boletus mirabilis. Shrimp in a cream sauce sounds like a good dish…

In the summer of 2003
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-08 06:03:07 EDT (-0400)

there were masses of it in the Great Smokies in North Carolina. You literally could stumble upon them, especially in and around Maggie Valley, Bowen Road and Cataloochee Area. You should go there if you want to find many boletes otherwise considered rare …

this year seems common in West Virginia
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-08-07 23:19:16 EDT (-0400)

There are quite a few of these out hear and there. More so than last year i only found it 3 times last year this year i have made about 6 observation in differnt locals in WV. Not as common as a lot of other bolete that are out there that im still trying to figure out.

Rare mushroom…
By: Jonathan M
2009-08-07 23:01:20 EDT (-0400)

The las time it was see in Quebec, was around 1980!

I live Ottawa and I want to see this on day so a nice bolete…