Boletus edulis


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  • noun

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an edible and choice fungus

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A lectin with mitogenic activity from the edible wild mushroom Boletus edulis.
On the other hand, the production of anemone, boletus edulis, phlomis, flower bulbs, ferns, winteraconite, erica, heather leaves, linden, snowdrops, broom, beech leaves, carob beans, balm, mistletoe, chamomile, and palms either decreased or remained relatively constant.
Oesch knows an older man from a poor family who, wandering in the woods as a young teenager, once found such an enormous quantity of cepes the French word for Boletus edulis (Steinpilze in German, porcini in Italian, or penny buns in English) that he was able to buy himself a motor scooter with the proceeds of the sale.
Examples include the field mushrooms, the inky caps (so-called because they turn into a black, inky-like substance when they decompose), oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, so-called because they taste remarkably similar to cooked oysters), fairy ring mushrooms (Marasmius oreades, which always grow in circles), chanterelles, boletes (especially the giant bolete, Boletus edulis, which tastes like eggplant when cooked), puffballs, morels and chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus, which really does taste like chicken).
There is no mistaking hen-of-the-woods, chicken-of-the-woods, morels, chanterelles, Boletus edulis, shaggy mane, purple-spored puffball and Suillus pictus.