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Boletus Edulis

Boletus edulis

Edible Boletus

Cap - Convex or nearly plane; smooth, moist; compact, then soft. Greyish red, brownish red, or tawny brown. 4-6 inches broad.

Flesh - White or yellowish; reddish beneath the skin.

Tubes - Convex, nearly free, long, minute, round. White, then yellow and greenish.

Stem - Short or long, straight or curving, sometimes bulbous, stout, covered with network. Just beneath the stem whitish or brownish. 2-6 inches long.

Habitat - Woods and open places.