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
  • stem has white, net-like pattern
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Look-alikes in British Columbia

The edible Boletus fibrillosus differs in that the cap is dark brown, dry, velvety/fibrous, and the underside has yellow pores even when young. The edible Boletus rex-veris differs in that it has a purplish/chestnut colored cap. It was once considered a variety of this species. The edible Boletus regineus differs in having an almost black, burnt-looking cap.

See also Boletus barrowsii.

Related topics: Edible Plants of BC - Edible Berries of BC - Edible Mushrooms of BC
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