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 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 dark brown, velvety/fibrous, the stem is brown except at the yellow apex, and the pores on the underside are yellow at all stages. The edible Boletus regineus differs in having an almost black, burnt-looking cap.
See also the edible Boletus rex-veris.

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