Bolete infected with bolete eater mold. "The bolete eater infects boletes, initially with a thin whitish layer which then becomes golden and finally a reddish brown pimpled appearance. The bolete's flesh softens and is putrescent by the third stage."
This parasitic fungus renders its host inedible.
Lat: 35.39, Long: -83.13
Spotted on Aug 3, 2016
Submitted on Aug 3, 2016