Boletus pulcherrimus
(Red pored bolete)
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Spore Print: Brown
Edibility: Poisonous
Color: Red / Yellow

Under conifers in dryer lower elevation mountains. This mushroom is not very common in Colorado. It is probably more prevalent in southern Colorado at elevations from 7000 - 8500ft where conditions are similar to New Mexico and other southwestern states.

Red pores and stains dark instantly when scratched or nicked. In general boletes with red pores that stain are considered poisonous. This species is similar to Boletus satanas found in california. This is the only Boletus which has caused a human death.

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Jul 23 2020 12:39 PM

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