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Xerocomellus chrysenteron   (Red cracking bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America and Europe
Dimensions
Cap 4-10 cm diameter, stem 4-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Xerocomellus chrysenteron, also known as Boletus chrysenteron or Red cracking bolete, is one of the smaller less fleshy boletes. It has a convex, red-brown cap, with skin that tends to crack, revealing a red layer. The mushroom grows with deciduous trees on well-drained, humus-rich soil.

Cap convex, red-brown, often with red edge. The surface is often cracked showing a red underlayer. Pores pale yellow at first, later yellow to olive and stain slightly blue when cut or bruised. Stem bright yellow and the lower part is covered in coral-red fibrils and has a constant elliptical to fusiform diameter throughout its length. The mushroom has no ring.

Xerocomellus chrysenteron on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Xerocomellus chrysenteron 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.

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