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Xerocomus subtomentosus   (Yellow-cracking Bolete)
North America, Europe, Asia, Australia
Cap 5-12 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
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This medium to large bolete is commonly known as suede bolete or yellow-cracked bolete. It has a brown cap, chrome-yellow pores, and yellowish stem and grows 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. The pore surface is yellow, becoming olive-yellow with maturity and bruising blue or green before fading somewhat. Stem is a pallid cap colour, sometimes with a brick-red tinge; it is slender and slightly bulbous. The mushroom has no ring. The flesh is similarly coloured as the cap but browner.

Boletus subtomentosus on the web site.
Xerocomus subtomentosus 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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