Boletus pinophilus

Foto © Marco Floriani - Maso Postel (Pergine Valsugana, TN), VI.1999

Boletus pinophilus

Pilát & Dermek

Boletus pinophilus is easily recognizable, among the species of Boletus sect. Boletus, by its rather reddish brown cap and by a slightly wrinkled cuticle, this latter characteristic making it similar to Boletus edulis rather than to other species in this group. Despite its name, this species isn't exclusively bound to pine forests, where it is common.Possible ectomycorrhizal partners include for example beech (Fagus sylvatica) and spruce (Picea abies). In our region Boletus pinophilus is the porcini species which grows also in spring (exceptionally you can find it in April) and in late autumn or winter. (m.f.)