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boletus luridiformis


The cap of this species grows usually from 5 to 20 centimeters wide. It has a convex shape when young, and a concave shape when older. The cap is usually dark brown colored, although the edge has a bit lighter tone. The stipe usually comes in various brownish colors, and is somewhat wider at the bottom. It turns blue when touched. The pores are small and round, yellow when young, red when older. The pores also turn blue when touched. The spore print has a brownish green color.


Chemical reactions

Reacts with potassium hydroxide creating a brown coloration. Iron sulfate gives a blue to green coloration.


This species grows on almost all types of habitat, so there are no particular rule of thumb. It has been found throughout Europe and North America.


Boletus luridiformis grows from May to November.



A very tasty mushroom species which can be prepared in many different ways, similar to real boletes.

Fresh mushrooms are also excellent when combined withscrambled eggs.

Similar species

This species can not be confused with any poisonous species, although it could be confused with certain other species from the Boletus genus which are only edible when properly heat processed. Because of that, it is usually advised to heat process this mushroom species.



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