Northern Bushcraft

Red Cracked Bolete

  • cap is up to 11 cm broad, convex, medium to dark brown with reddish/pink cracks and damaged pink patches.
  • older specimens have a flatter cap with deeper cracks.
  • underside of cap has yellow pores that bruise blue.
  • flesh is whitish, may be reddish near the skin.
  • stem is dull yellow, possibly streaked red, often curved, with flesh that slowly bruises blue when cut.
  • appears in the spring, summer and fall.
  • grows either alone or in numbers in association with conifers and hardwoods.
  • has a mild taste with no odor; cook before eating.
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