Imleria badia

Common Names: Bay bolete
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Boletes

Syn. Boletus badius. Cap is almost spherical in young specimens before broadening and flattening out to a diameter up to 15 cm. On the cap underside are small yellowish pores that bruise dull blue-grey when injured. The smooth, cylindrical stipe, measuring 4 to 9 cm long by 1 to 2 cm thick, is coloured like the cap, but paler. The spore print is olive to olive-brown.

It grows in coniferous or mixed woods on the ground or on decaying tree stumps, sometimes in prolific numbers.

Edible Notes: It is reported to be edible and regarded as choice by some.
Warnings: While considered edible, some studies have shown that it may bioaccumulate trace metals including mercury, cobalt, and nickel, as well as potentially radioactive cesium.