Observation 80109: Boletus edulis Bull.

Really strange seeing these kings fruiting in an urban setting beneath decorative(imported) Populus trees. Couldn’t believe it!

White pore surface, nutty scent, textured/netted light tan stem(bulbous), tannish buff cap and growth with populus all seem to indicate B. edulis. Not positive in this identification due to location, though. Have found L. scabrum and S. luteus in this same spot in years prior- but never these.

Temp: low 50’s day- upper 30’s at night.

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Thanks Tim!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-10-21 01:26:30 CDT (-0400)
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-10-20 21:45:45 CDT (-0400)

These big bastards are suburban too (not found by me):


Thanks Cap Hill kid >.<
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-10-20 20:52:26 CDT (-0400)
great find
By: caphillkid
2011-10-20 19:14:05 CDT (-0400)


urban B. edulis
By: BlueCanoe
2011-10-20 18:31:39 CDT (-0400)

I have seen a pallid B. edulis or B. barrowsii in urban Seattle near birch, if I remember correctly. That was before I began photographing every interesting fungus I came across.

By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-10-20 18:00:20 CDT (-0400)

indicated Aspen. Have you ever found B.edulis in an urban setting here in WA?

non-native trees = non-native B. edulis?
By: BlueCanoe
2011-10-20 17:57:28 CDT (-0400)

I wonder if these are non-native B. edulis that came in with the nursery stock, or if native B. edulis var. grandedulis happened to associate with the non-native trees? Do you know the species of Populus? Or at least aspen vs. cottonwood vs. other poplar-type?