The King Bolete

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  1. Suckmyco²

    Suckmyco² Active Member

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    Walking out in a newer spot I discovered and I see what I think is a stump it wasn't until I got about 5 ft away that I realized what I was seeing exactly..

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  2. Alan Rockefeller

    Alan Rockefeller Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    The pores are pink, indicating it has pink spores - so it's not a king bolete, it's a Tylopilus. If the taste is very bitter, it's probably Tylopilus felleus. If the taste isn't bitter, I can figure it out if I know where in the world it was found.
     
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    Yeah I noticed the day after I posted it haha I got to looking at it really close ine person they didn't look that pink then after a while it started to get darker it was found in the pinky of Michigan in a cedar, hemlock, birch forest that was semi swampy. I was leaning toward the bitter bolete and from what I've read they can grow to be monsters.