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synonyms: Ornate-stalked Bolete
Boletus ornatipes white f Mushroom
Ref No: 7286
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Boletus ornatipes Mushroom
Ref No: 7287
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Boletus ornatipes2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7288
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Ornate-stalked Bolete Boletus ornatipes Pk. Cap 4-20cm across; with a whitish bloom when young, then gray to yellowish or olive, sometimes strongly yellow; dry and dull to slightly tomentose, slightly viscid when wet. Tubes lemon yellow to tawny. Pores small; lemon yellow bruising orange-brown. Stem 80-150 x 15-30mm, cylindric to slightly clavate, usually rather long; chrome yellow throughout, bruising orange-brown; surface with a prominent network, or reticulum, of raised ridges. Flesh chrome yellow. Odor none. Taste slightly bitterish. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, subfusiform, 9-13 x 3-4. Deposit olive-brown to yellow-brown. Habitat solitary or often clustered on path sides, woodland edges, and clearings under deciduous trees, usually beech or oak. Common. Found in northeastern North America. Season July-September. Edible-quite good; although some authors report bitterness in the flesh, this collection was mild. Comment When young the stem is usually a brilliant yellow, but with age it may become white.

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Larry Goldfinger (United States) - 14 September 2014

Picture taken at Stone Mountain Park, GA.
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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 16 July 2013

Found in woods near Ancaster, Ontario on July 15th, 2013. Scattered under beech and oak.
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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 14 July 2013

Found near Ancaster, Ontario on August 20th, 2012.
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