Boletus fine (Rubroboletus pulcherrimus) photo and description

Boletus fine (Rubroboletus pulcherrimus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Rubroboletus
  • Species: Rubroboletus pulcherrimus (Boletus fine)


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  • Boletus pulcherrimus

Boletus pulcherrimus

This mushroom belongs to the genus Rubroboletus, the Boletaceae family.

The specific epithet pulcherrimus means "most beautiful" in Latin.

Boletus fine belongs to poisonous mushrooms .

Causes stomach upset (symptoms of poisoning - diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain), poisoning passes without a trace, no deaths have been registered.

It has a cap, the diameter of which ranges from 7.5 to 25 cm. The shape of the cap is hemispherical, with a somewhat woolly surface. In color, it has various shades: from reddish to olive brown.

The flesh of the boletus is quite dense and has a yellow color. If you cut it, the flesh turns blue on the cut.

Boletus pulcherrimus

The leg has a length of 7 to 15 cm and a width of 10 cm. The leg is swollen in shape, has a reddish brown color, and in the lower part it is covered with a dark red mesh.

The tubular layer has grown with a tooth, and the tubules themselves are yellow-green. The length of the tubes reaches a difference of 0.5 to 1.5 cm.

The pores of the boletus boletus are colored in a bright blood-red color. Moreover, the pores tend to turn blue when pressed.

The spore powder is brown in color, and the spores are 14.5 × 6 microns in size, fusiform.

Boletus fine has a net on the leg.

Boletus pulcherrimus

The mushroom is most widespread in mixed forests on the west coast of North America, as well as in the state of New Mexico.

Boletus fine forms mycorrhiza with such coniferous trees: stone fruit, yessolisty and great fir.

The growing season of this mushroom falls in mushroom pickers at the end of summer and lasts until the end of autumn.