The Red-Cracked Boletus (5/5)

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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.

Cap

Brown, downy or cracked. When cracked, the yellow flesh tinged with red shows through the darker patches. Up to 31/2 inches across.

Pores 

Wide at the ends compared to the imperceptible tips of a young King Boletus

Stem 

Rather weak, yellow stained pink or red at the base. 

Flesh Yellowish turning blue when cut, red beneath the cap. 

Habitat Woods. 

Season Summer, fall.

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