King Bolete

Boletus edulis: the King Bolete, AKA Porcini, Gamboni, Cep. According to David Aurora, author of Mushrooms Demystified, "One of the finest of the fleshy fungi and certainly the best-loved and most sought-after in Europe, where it has more common names than there are languages." The Bolete has a cap 15-20 cm broad; stalk 5-15 cm long and is usually enlarged below the cap but often equal in size. Found scattered or solitary in mixed woods. Edible, and to some, quite delicious, but the early-onset maggot-factor does have its negative affects on the collector, so get out there early in the Fall before that eventuality occurs.
King Bolete

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