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Bay bolete

Boletus badius


Brown to yellowish brown mushroom commonly found growing on top of sandy soil or gravel, grows under to shade of common ferns, underside of this common new hampshire mushroom features yellow pores that stain blue or black instead of gills, gills and flesh also turns blue or green when sliced open with a knife. Cap and stem are both reddish brown and somewhat smooth to the touch.


Sandy soil found near edge of fresh water rivers.



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1 Comment

TiffanyMarieMazz 10 years ago

Watch out for blue staining boletes, some people get gastrointestinal upset when eating these. For edibles, stick to the regular ones that don't stain blue and don't taste bitter like bitter bolete, yuk ;b They are much tastier when sauteed in butter or olive oil VS eating them raw. This mushroom is also known as porcini (Italian for piglet) and penny bun, among many other names it has been given by people.

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Rochester, New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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