deadly Boletus look-alike in the Sierra?

Edward Spiegel espiegel at
Tue Feb 4 02:08:09 EST 1997

Satan's Bolete does not look very much like Boletus Edulis. Different pore
color. I think the difference is pretty dramatic.

Get Mushrooms Demystified if you don't already have it.

In article <32F67F80.4503 at>, "Charles A. Peavey"
<cpeavey at> wrote:

> 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.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > John S. Watson
> > NASA Ames Research Center
> >
> 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. I dont have my reference handy 
> so can not tell you the species name but the defining characteristic is 
> that it stains blue when the stem is bruised or scratched.  I have yet 
> to actually see one.
> Best regards

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