Spring King Bolete

  • grows in mountains in the spring
  • cap is dry and rusty brown
  • pores on underside are yellow, bruise rusty
  • top of stem has net-like pattern
  • flesh does not change color when cut
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Look-alikes in Washington

A number of inedible boletes are superficially similar in appearance but lack one or more of the key characteristics. The edible Boletus fibrillosus differs in that the cap is matted with dark fibers and it grows in coastal forests. The edible Butyriboletus regius differs in that the cap is pink to rose red, the stem is bright yellow, the pores slowly and inconsistently discolor to blue when bruised, and it occurs in coastal forests.
See also Boletus edulis.

Related: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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