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This handsome bolete has dark reddish, dark brown to maroon-brown caps that are covered with short hairs, providing a plush or velvety texture that may feel slightly rough. Caps are typically 5 to 17 cm wide, the cap margin may be paler. Pore surfaces are pale yellow to olive-yellow with small to moderately large pores that are rounded to irregular, they appear sukken around the top of the stem and do not change color when bruised. There is no veil or stem ring. The club-shapped stem are up to 19 cm tall and often have bulbous bases that may be 5 cm or more thick. Stems are dark brown to reddish-brown, sometimes with yellowish or brownish streaks. The tops of the stems typically have shaggy reticulation, the remainder may have long bark-like ridges but may also be fairly smooth
Unlike most other boletes that grow from the soil in association with trees, the admirable bolete typically fruits on well-decayed logs and stumps, primarily on hemlock, it occasionally fruits from the ground near rotted wood.
Spotted in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Vancouver island, Canada. (sources: see reference)
Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Oct 25, 2019
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