Xerocomus subtomentosus (Yellow-cracking Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
North America, Europe, Asia, Australia
Dimensions
Cap 3–9.5 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
Edibility
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Description
Xerocomus subtomentosus, also known as the Yellow-cracking Bolete or Suede Bolete, is a medium to large bolete. It features a brown cap, chrome-yellow pores, a yellowish stem, and it grows alone, scattered, or gregariously in association with a wide range of hardwood and conifer trees.

Cap pale olive or tan, initially convex before flattening with a velvety tan surface, often becoming cracked in age. The flesh is white or pallid yellow, with a faint brownish zone beneath the cap cuticle. It is unchanging, thick and soft. Pores yellow, becoming olive-yellow with maturity and bruising blue or green before fading somewhat. When bruised the pores usually turn blue, but the bruised area eventually becomes brownish. Stem is a pallid cap colour or slightly darker, sometimes with a brick-red tinge. It is slender and slightly bulbous. The stem has no ring. The stem flesh is similarly coloured as the cap but browner. Spore print olive-brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores are smooth, subfusiform to ellipsoidal, measuring 10-15 x 4-6┬Ám.

Boletus subtomentosus on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Xerocomus subtomentosus on the MushroomExpert.Com web site.

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