Boletus bicolor (Boletus bicolor) photo and description

Boletus bicolor (Boletus bicolor)

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


  • Two-color bolette
  • Ceriomyces bicolor

Boletus bicolor

This type of mushroom is considered edible. So, in the process of mushroom maturation, the cap changes its initial convex shape to a more open one.

The film of boletus bicolor has a pronounced color, namely, deep pink-red.

In the context of the mushroom pulp is yellow, in the places where the cut was made - a bluish tint.

The stem of the mushroom is also pink-red.

The tubular layers that vainly hide under the cap are yellow.

Most of these mushrooms can be seen in North America during the warmth, that is, the summer months.

The main thing when collecting is to pay attention to the fact that the edible boletus has a twin brother, which, unfortunately, is inedible. Therefore, be extremely careful. The only difference is the color of the cap - it is less saturated.

An interesting fact is that boletus bicolor is also called a boletus, since it is a family of boletuses, but it is used extremely rarely.

In most cases, boletus is called a porcini mushroom. By the way, mushrooms can also be attributed to boletus.

This mushroom can be found in coniferous and deciduous forests.

Similar species

Not all mushrooms of this type are edible.

Those types of mushrooms that can be eaten are often used in cooking, as they bring nutritional value to our body and give food a unique nutty taste.

It is surprising that if you cook the broth with mushrooms, then it will be much higher in calories than if you cook it with meat.

You can also take into account the fact that dried mushrooms are much more valuable in terms of energy food than ordinary chicken eggs, two times.


Boletus is inedible. This double is distinguished by a hat with a less saturated color. Boletus pink-purple.

Boletus pink-purple differs from Boletus bicolor in flesh, which quickly darkens after damage and after a while acquires a wine tint. In addition, its pulp has an unsaturated fruity aroma with sour notes and a sweetish aftertaste.


Pine porcini mushroom, differs from Bolet two-color in that it has a brown, stocky plump leg and a bumpy cap, painted in a red-brown or red-brown tone. It only grows under pine trees.

Hostesses, please note that these mushrooms are not picky at all: they can be boiled, stewed, fried, as well as pickled and they can always diversify your table and delight your loved ones with the taste.