Boletus maiden (Butyriboletus appendiculatus) photo and description

Boletus maiden (Butyriboletus appendiculatus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Butyriboletus (Butyribolet)
  • Species: Butyriboletus appendiculatus (boletus maiden)
    Other names for the mushroom:

  • Boletus subordinate

Other names:

  • Borovik girlish

  • Shortened boletus

  • Boletus is reddish

  • Boletus brown-yellow

  • Ovary

  • Boletus appendiculatus

Boletus maiden Boletus appendiculatusDescription:

The cap of the boletus adventitious yellow-brown, red-brown, brown-brown, at first velvety, pubescent and dull, later naked, slightly longitudinally fibrous. In young fruit bodies, it is semicircular, later convex, 7-20 cm in diameter, with a thick (up to 4 cm) crumb, the upper skin is practically not removed.

The pores are rounded, small, in young mushrooms they are golden-yellow, later golden-brown; when pressed, they acquire a bluish-greenish tint.

Spores 10-15 x 4-6 microns, ellipsoid-fusiform, smooth, honey-yellow. Spore powder, olive brown.

The leg of the boletus boletus is mesh, lemon-yellow, red-brownish to the bottom, cylindrical or clavate, 6-12 cm long and 2-3 cm thick, moderately blue when touched. The base of the stem is conically pointed, rooted in the ground. The mesh pattern disappears with old age.

The pulp is dense, intensely yellow, brownish or pinkish-brownish at the base of the stem, bluish in the cap (mainly above the tubules), blue in the cut, with a pleasant taste and smell.


The mushroom is rare. It grows, as a rule, in groups, from June to September, primarily in regions with a moderately warm climate in deciduous and mixed forests, mainly under oaks, hornbeams and beeches; it is also noted in the mountains among fir trees. In the literature, attachment to calcareous soil is noted.


Boletus girlish look like edible:

Semi-white mushroom (Hemileccinum impolitum)

Semi-white mushroom (Hemileccinum impolitum)

which can be distinguished by its light ocher cap, black-brown leg underneath and carbolic smell.

Boletus subappendiculatus (Boletus subappendiculatus), which is very rare and grows in mountain spruce forests. Its flesh is white.


Delicious edible mushroom.


The generic name Boletus is derived from the Greek bolos. a lump of clay; also bolites greek. edible mushroom.

appendiculatus, -a, -um lat. from appendicula lat. small addition, increase + -atus final element with quality value. Also appendix, -icis lat. 1) addition; 2) appendage, process; 3) appendix.