Last Updated - 7.24.2013
Edible Wild Mushrooms Commonly Found In Pennsylvania And Personally Eaten Regularly
Formerly Aborted entoloma
Bear's Head Tooth
Brick Caps / Brick Tops
Chicken of the Woods
Corrugated Cap Milky
Hedgehog Mushroom Big
Hen of the Woods
Horn of Plenty
Xanthoconium separans / Boletus separans
Lingzhi / Reishi
Ganoderma lucidum & G. tsugae
Lion's Mane / Old Man's Beard
Meadow Mushrooms / Pinkies
Quilted Green Russula
RARE FINDS and/or QUESTIONABLE
The Prince ? or Almond Mushroom ?
Agaricus augustus or A. subrufescens
If you have enjoyed eating Boletus edulis - A/K/A - King Bolete ( Cep in France, Steinpilz in Germany, Porcini in Italy ) then you will be very happy to become acquainted with these Two-colored Boletes.
Often you will find these when the King Bolete is not to be seen. To say it another way, when the King bolete is growing somewhere but you can't find them these can be an alternative. Many times I will find some of these and an occasional few King boletes also.
As the Two-colored Bolete gets more mature the cap color lightens up and eventually has more yellow in it.
The pore surface is a very bright cadmium yellow. The pore surface will bruise to Payne's gray ( bluish-gray ) where handled.
The flesh, in the cap and in the stem, WILL NOT turn blue, or if it does, it will do so ever so slowly.
The photo below illustrates the bicolor nature of the stem and the stem's physical structure.
Best practice when gathering these for the table is to make sure the important characteristics are followed. They are:
Boletus bicolor - A/K/A - Two-colored bolete
Weather conditions: Hot and humid. Rain the day before. Some rain for a few days the week before. Mostly the weather has mostly hot and humid.