BOLETUS CAMPESTRIS

Boletus campestris
BOLETE FAMILY (Boletaceae)

Description
This small bolete mushroom has a red cap up to 2 inches in diameter. It has a reddish stalk near the ground, more yellow nearer the cap (Photos A and B). The yellow tube surface below rapidly turns a blue-green when bruised (Photo C shows the pores). The stalk is up to 2 inches high.

Occurrence
These mushrooms grow in late spring and summer on the ground in the upland woods, often at the edges of trails. Often seen after late spring and summer rains.

Comments
This mushroom has no generally accepted common name. It is closely related to several other bolete species and can only be positively identified after microscopic analysis of the spores.

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