Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Boletaceae — boletes.

Etymologies

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From Latin boletus ("porcini (mushroom)")

Examples

  • The mushroom Boletus porosporus isn't especially rare, isn't poisonous, and, Dr. Watling says, "It has a taste like old socks."

    The Fungus Among Us Multiplies As Mycological Taxonomists Wither

  • The companion volume Edible Fungi is so mild by comparison, which is as it should be, a discreet repeat pattern of Boletus versipellis jumping up out of a frying pan.

    King Poison

  • And I was interested to see a photo of a Boletus .... for many years I had a property in central Texas covered with pines which after a rain produced a big orange capped mushroom I dared not eat til I identified it as a Boletus Granulans .... because instead of gills it has what might look like a granulated underneath, which is pale yellow.

    Wild and Cultivated Mushrooms in Mexico

  • The menu that evening featured white truffles (Tuber magnatum) and porcini (Boletus edulis), two local delicacies that had just come into season.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • For example the vascular epiphyte (Tillandsia usneoides) is extracted for Christmas ornamental purposes in Mexico, and a large variety of mushrooms in pine-oak forests, including species in the genera Amanita, Leccinum, Russula, and Boletus, are extracted for culinary use.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands

  • They include Boletus xanthacyaneus, Cortinarius boudieri v. pseudoarcuatus, Cortinarius pelargoniobtusus, Lepiota foruignoni and Lycoperdon velatum.

    Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland

  • Boletus mushrooms are found in pine and spruce forests — pine forests are also where you find lingonberries ripening by about September.

    Fun With Fungi:

  • Ilpo Musto for The Wall Street Journal Boletus buyers for Loreno Dalla Valle, an Italian who ships the porcini mushrooms to Italy, where they are highly prized.

    Foraging in Finland

  • Ilpo Musto for The Wall Street Journal Boletus mushrooms, also called porcini, are among the most popular for their rich, nutty flavor.

    Foraging in Finland

  • There were also stunning Boletus edulis, the King Bolete, Porcini (Italy), Steinpilz (Germany), or Cep (in France) from the great people at the Foraged & Found Edibles stand.

    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye...

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