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Boletellus projectellus Mushroom
Ref No: 7177
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Boletus projectellus Murr. syn. Boletellus projectellus (Murr.) Singer Cap 4-15cm across, convex; dark cinnamon to yellow-brown or reddish bay with age; dry, subtomentose, squamulose, and slightly cracking. Tubes pale creamy olive. Pores rather large (1-2mm), pale cream to yellowish olive. Stem 60-110 x 10-30mm, equal to slightly clavate; reddish buff to vinaceous buff with deep, coarse reticulum from top to bottom. Flesh firm; pallid to pale vinaceous. Odor pleasant. Taste acidic. Spores long ovoid, 18-33 x 7.5-10. Deposit olive. Habitat under pine. Locally common. Found throughout the eastern United States, west to Michigan. Season August-September. Edible.

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