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Location: Colorado Foothills
Foothills Colorado, New Mexico, California and adjacent states. It is typically found in the mountains at lower foothill elevations under ponderosa pine. Some years it can be more abundant than others. Found commonly along the front range foothills under Ponderosa pine.
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 difficult to find young specimens. Bugs really like them and they're often not visible until its too late.
For more information see Tom Volk's write up
Jul 23 2020 12:27 PM