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Imleria badia   (Bay Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 4-14 cm diameter, stem 4-12 cm tall * 1-4 cm diameter
Edibility
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Description
Imleria badia, commonly known as Bay Bolete, is a large bolete with a bay-brown cap and lemon-yellow pores that bruises distinctively bluish green. It grows in coniferous or mixed woods on the ground or on decaying tree stumps.

Cap chestnut to dark brown, sometimes with brick-red or ochre tinges; almost spherical in young specimens before broadening and flattening out. It is at first downy, becoming smooth and polished, somewhat sticky when damp. The flesh is white or lemon-yellow. Where cut, it becomes faintly blue. Pores are initially cream to pale yellow but become greenish-yellow or olive with age. Stem is similar in colour to the cap but paler, and sometimes with a rose-coloured tinge and relatively slim and cylindrical (compared to many other boletes). The mushroom has no ring.

Synonyms of Imleria badia include Boletus badius, Ixocomus badius and Xerocomus badius.

Imleria badia on the First Nature Web site.
Imleria badia on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.




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