deadly Boletus look-alike in the Sierra?

Geoff Steckel gwes at panda.osf.org
Tue Feb 4 15:58:11 EST 1997


In article <32F67F80.4503 at pacbell.net> "Charles A. Peavey"
<cpeavey at pacbell.net> writes:
>John S. Watson - FSC wrote:
>
>> So I was interested in knowing what boletus,
>> or look, alike these people could have been eating?
>> All my mushrooms books show boletes that can
>> cause stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea,
>> but none that can kill you.
>> 
>> Surely it is not possible to  mistake something like
>> Death Caps for boletus?   Since I regularly find Boletus Edulus
>> in the Sierra, I'd like to know if there's  a boletus
>> out there that might do me in.

>in our area. Mendocino county, California, I have been warned recently 
>by a mycologist  who teaches a mushroom identification course at the 
>local community college, that there is a Boletus edulis look-alike and 
>is referred to as Satan`s Bolete, I believe that David Aurora makes 
>reference to it in Mushrooms Demystified.



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