Not as large as the King Boletus and less sought after, this mush-room is nevertheless welcome in a poor season when it is difficult to find much else.
Brown, downy or cracked. When cracked, the yellow flesh tinged with red shows through the darker patches. Up to 31/2 inches across.
Wide at the ends compared to the imperceptible tips of a young King Boletus
Rather weak, yellow stained pink or red at the base.
Flesh Yellowish turning blue when cut, red beneath the cap.
Season Summer, fall.