Exsudoporus frostii

Common Names: Frost's bolete, apple bolete
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Boletes

Formerly Boletus frostii. Recognized by their dark red sticky caps, the red pores, the network-like pattern of the stem, and the bluing reaction to tissue injury. Another characteristic of young, moist fruit bodies is the amber-colored drops exuded on the pore surface.

Typically found growing near hardwood trees, especially oak.

Edible Notes: Although the mushrooms are considered edible, they are generally not recommended for consumption because of the risk of confusion with other poisonous red-pored, blue-bruising boletes. Reported to 'affect some people negatively.' Not recommended.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.