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  • n. Plural form of bolete.


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  • Matsutake and boletes are the exceptions, but leave those to more experienced foragers.

    Laura Silverman: Mycology Today

  • Chanterelles and craterellus, yes -- even boletes, but we missed that season It's about two weeks long around Thanksgiving.

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • The candy caps, another kind of mushroom, are sprinkled everywhere, and king boletes will follow soon after; toward the spring (or our version thereof), the horn-of-plentys will be hiding themselves among the detritus of the madrone trees.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Wandering high and low through a cemetery with cucumberseed and darkpaisley, picking mushrooms we later identified as black velvet boletes (edibility: good, the book says; we didn't try) (Google image below)

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  • The Chocolate Lady in New York never ceases to introduce me to something new, and this week is no exception with her boletes:

    Sweetnicks- Food & Life - It's All at Sweetnicks

  • If I hear them I'll believe we will get a harvest of boletes and that the rains are really here.

    I'm Baaaack!

  • These are what we refer to as "lesser boletes", mostly Suillus species.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Also known as cepes or boletes (and distinguished from other mushrooms by dense pores, instead of gills, on the underside of the caps), these kings of wild mushrooms take the lowly store-bought sauce to another plane of existence (with an extra dimension of flavor!)

    December 2003

  • Our concept of the fungi often ends with a few fleshy Basidiomycetes (agarics, boletes, puff balls) or even fewer Ascomycetes (morels and truffles).


  • Why should we not regard it as the cause of the black tint when the maggots have liquefied the boletes which turn blue?

    The Life of the fly; with which are interspersed some chapters of autobiography


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