(White King Bolete, Porcini)
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Location: Colorado Foothills
Spore Print: Olive brown
Colorado foothills, Arizona, New Mexico, California and adjacent states. It is typically found in the mountains at lower foothill elevations under ponderosa pine and fir. Some years it can be more abundant than others.
This is a very large mushroom very similar to Boletus rubriceps. It was named after Chuck Barrows who originally discovered this species in New Mexico. It is also known as the White King Bolete. This mushroom is often hidden under the pine needles and can be difficult to find young specimens. Bugs really like them and they're often not visible until its too late. This is a highly sought after mushroom that some prefer to is close relative Boletus rubriceps. Always a pleasure to find.
For more information see Tom Volk's write up
Jul 20 2021 12:35 PM