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Devil’s bolete

Boletus satanas

Description:
The cap of this mushroom is between 10 and 25 centimetres in diameter and is pale grey to olive-brown. The pores are blood red, becoming a paler orange-yellow at the edge of the cap. The flesh slowly turns blue when broken or bruised. The bulbous, red-patterned stalk (or stipe) is 6 to 12 centimetres long and 5 to 10 centimetres thick. The mushroom has a strong, unpleasant smell. It is poisonous and causes the gastrointestinal symptoms of nausea and vomiting if eaten.

Habitat:
The Devil’s bolete is found in southern Europe growing in warm conditions on soil with a high chalk content. It is typically found in hardwood forests, mainly under beech and oak.

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