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This group of fungi resemble the Agarics in their general shape and size, that is, they have a cap and a stalk. The difference is that instead of gills on the under side of the cap they have a spongy layer of pores or tubes which are closely packed together, (just like a sponge).

The spores are carried inside these tubes. This layer usually peals away easily from the cap. Some species of this family are edible and delicious but I have not tasted any myself yet


Boletus Sp.

Found in April, 1999.


The stalk had a purplish tinge which gave it a striking appearance. 
The pore (sponge layer) under the cap is a bright yellow and stains blue when touched.
The surface of the cap is dry and slightly cracked. 




















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 6 Feb 2007


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