Pale Bolete Scientific name:Butyriboletus fechtneri (Velen.) D. Arora & J.L. Frank 2014 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 10.07.2015: Boletus appendiculatus subsp. pallescens Konrad 1929 Boletus fechtneri Velen. 1922 Boletus pallescens (Konrad) Singer 1936 Habit of Growth:
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Cap: 6-15 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex and cushion-shaped, dull, felty, deer leather like, young gray white or gray brown later brown ocher, under pressure after some time reddish brown staining.
Hymenophore: mouths are young lemon or gold yellow, later rust brown, under pressure bluish, tubes are same color, old olive and bluish.
Spore print: olive brown
Spore: spindle-elliptic and smooth, 11,4-16,3 x 4,9-6,3 μm
Stem: 7-12 x 2-5 cm, first curved, later cylindrical, base is clavate and somewhat pointed, apex is yellow, against base lighter, middle is belted with reddish stains, from apex to the base covered with reddish net, full, flesh is light yellow, base olive to brownish, if cut bluish.
Flesh: first white, later light yellow, under the cup skin darker to brownish, if cut quickly bluish, odor is plesant, taste is mild, nutty and sweet.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in hardwood forests, on calcareous soils, under beech, grows in summer.
Remarks: similar with Boletus appendiculatus, which stem is yellowish, covered with a small net, and darker cup.