Sunday, July 08, 2007

Unknown Bolete (possibly Boletus Auripes)

I found this bolete that I have never seen before. It had a dark brownish red top and a buff/off white pores and stem with slight reticulation. If anyone knows what it is please let me know.
Here are some pictures.

A shot of the stem and pores.

Top (sorry it's slightly out of focus)


Tana said...

these look so much like the ones that are in our neughbors yard. They havea yellow spongy underside and bronish orange skin on the cap.They have a pleasant ordor to them. I don't know what they are but we were wondering if they are edible. My children and I love to go hunting for mushrooms. we live in nothwestern Douglas Cty. We have been here about 2 years and the only ones we have found so far are puff balls. In N. Wisconsin where we are from, there were shaggy manes down the road from us which we loved and then in New Orleans, there were chanterels growing in peoples yards that we would get. Now, back to the ones in the picture, can we eat them and how should they be fixed?

ahistory said...

Tana, thanks so much for your comment though I have to err on the side of caution in my response. Since my own identification of boletes is very limited, I do not encourage anyone to try them lightly. They can be tricky to identify properly and there are a vast number of species which grow in Missouri, both poisonous and not.

Unless you are 100% certain of your identification, I would not eat them. See my recent post on eating wild mushrooms for more information.