King Bolete

  • cap is smooth/slippery, has white rim
  • underside of cap has tiny, round pores
  • pores are white, then yellowish in age
  • pores and flesh do not bruise blue
  • top of stem has white, net-like pattern
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Look-alikes in Alberta

The edible and rare Boletus reticulatus differs in that the cap is velvety, darker, and more uniform in color. In addition, the edge of the cap is only slightly whitish and the stem is more bulbous and more strongly reticulated (i.e., exhibits a fine, white, net-like pattern).

Related topics: Edible Berries of Alberta - Edible Plants of Alberta
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