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When it rains it (pores boletes)

7 Aug


Rainy evening mushrooms, loads of varieties.


Lots of Boletes to feature, not a very good photo of Suillus granulatus, but you must admit the golden worm looks kind of cute sticking out of the stem.


This cap looked double the size of all the other large Boletus subglabripes this night. hum


I don’t see this to often, this Boletus subglabripes has one stem which splits and rejoins somehow to form one cap, that’s a good one nature.


Chrome-footed bolete, (Harrya chromapes)


This bolete here has been puzzling me for the last few years, it is very similar to the King Bolete yet it definitely isn’t it.


Gotta send this one to be identified. I have a list of 3 or 4 members of the boletus family it could be, time will tell.


Next evening the sun is shining and lots of fresh mushrooms still popping from the previous night’s rain and again more mysteries. I known quite a few types of wild mushrooms yet for every one I known there is a dozen or more I do not know. Another one to send in for identification, looks a bit like a Bay bolete yet I’m leaning towards a few other mushrooms, possibly a (Xanthoconium affine) though there are other possibilities?


Here’s the King Bolete (Boletus edulis), you see hardwood tree leaves on the ground though there is a small group of spruce here which the King tends to favour growing under.


As you can see the Chanterelle family and Russulas are holding their own in the basket as well, my food dryer has been busy the last few days in preparation for a few months of hopefully snow covered winter. ciao


Blogging Boletus

29 Sep

I was out to find white matsutake, but boletus stole the show. Click on and have look

King Bolete maybe.

No it is the Bay Bolete (Boletus badius), still a tasty one.

These seem interesting.

Chrome-foot Bolete (Leccinum chromapes).

Here are some pear-shaped puffballs (Lycoperdon pyriforme) a little bolete break. View looking down a standing tree trunk.

Scaber cap (Leccinum ?) these boletes are staining electric blue in small areas when cut on a few of these Scaber caps and rose and light pink on others.

Here are 6 different edible boletus, clockwise, (1) chrome-foot bolete, (2) scaber cap, (3) hollow-stem suillus, (4) banana bolete, (5) bay bolete and in the center (6) king bolete. This area is my favorite white matsutake site and rarely produces any boletes accept hollow-stems though I’m not complaining all these boletes are good edibles and most of what I gathered will be dried for soups this winter. There has been recent warnings on the safeness of scaber caps though, as they may not agree with everyone’s tummies. It is always best to try very small amounts of any new food and in fact I found 3 different varieties of scaber caps today, based on the staining of the flesh and cap colors so I will be sampling each type  with caution due to GI reports from the USA in recent years. I have eaten (red/orange Leccinum scaber caps) in dried form for a number of years without any problems but I’m still going to separate the varieties and become real familiar with each type. ciao