deadly Boletus look-alike in the Sierra?
espiegel at sirius.com
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 pacbell.net>, "Charles A. Peavey"
<cpeavey at pacbell.net> 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
> > http://ccf.arc.nasa.gov/~watson
> 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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