Author: Jan Scholten
Mame: Boletus luridus
English: Lurid bolete.
Region: Asia, Europe, eastern North America.
Content: volatile flavour compounds; fatty acid; amino acid compositions; carotenoid; coprine.
Mycology: found in deciduous woodlands, on chalky soils; solid bolete; cap olive-brown up to 20 cm in diameter, with small red pores on the underside; stem stout, ochre,patterned with a red mesh-work; stains blue when bruised or cut; mycorrhizal, symbiotic with oak, birch, beech; growth-enhancing effect on conifers; fruit bodies are highly attractive to, and often infested by, insects, flies.
Use: edible when cooked.