The King Bolete: California’s porcini. Though this magnificent mushroom is regarded as common and widespread in Northern California, I have only happened upon them once. This beautiful specimen was found that day, and the pasta dinner that resulted was by the far the finest cookery ever to come from my kitchen. [Boletus edulis var. grandedulis]
Boletus subtomentosus 18/07/2013 Family: Boletaceae (No Gills) Genus: Boletus Species: B. submentosus Common Name : Suede Bolete Location: NT035664 Habitat: This mushroom was found at ground level attached the the roots of Picea abies, presumably a mycorrhizal relationship. Collector: Ewan Cole Authority: Linnaeus.