English Syn.: Greville’s bolete
Sci. Syn.: BOLETOPSIS ELEGANS, SUILLUS GREVILLEI FORMA BADIUS, IXOCOMUS ELEGANS FORMA BADIUS, BOLETINUS GREVILLEI, SUILLUS ELEGANS, BOLETOPSIS ANNULATUS
height: 5 – 10 cm
trunk diameter: 0,5 – 2 cm
cap: 3– 12 cm
months: July – October
colours: light yellow later orange cap, yellow stem
characteristic: slimy cap skin, ring (remains)
habitat: Symbioses with larch
This is an excellent edible mushroom, however, in rare cases it can cause allergic respective intollerance reactions in humans.
The cap of the Larch bolete (Suillus grevillei) is golden yellow to reddish yellow and grows 3-12 centimeters wide. The shape of the cap is arched and shiny in dry weather. In humid conditions however it becomes very slimy.
The underside of the cap is characterized by yellowish pores. The stem is yellowish to reddish-yellowish or reddish-brownish and has a height of about 5-10 centimeters. Its thickness is about 0,5-2 centimeters. This mushroom is also characterized by a ring, however, often there are only the remains left to be seen.
Notes for cooking: The larch bolete is edible and considered an excellent mushroom. Some sources highly recommend to remove the cao-skin. That can be easier said than done when you have dry specimen. However, the skin is considered to cause allergic reactions in some humans. In such a case you should avoid mushrooms form the Suillus family.
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