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hello! new member here, i found this mushroom in the woods yesterday and i was curious if it was a king bolete or not. i am a new mushroom hunter, always fascinated but cautious. i am very familiar with edible plants that is my thing and i am starting to expand my knowledge. so i am excited to start identifying mushrooms. last year i found my first chanterelles! and my heart skips a beat when the oyster mushroom farmers are at the market. 

on to the shroom!

attached are a bunch of pictures, it looks like a bolete to me but i dont understand why the pores are so brown?? it hasn't emitted any blue coloring

i found it in a pine / spruce forest in the la sal mountains near moab utah very close to the CO border

edit: added another photo of it cut. i'm assuming now it is not a bolete. does that count as blue? to me its very green

http://theedibleroad.com/porcini-mushrooms-the-king-bolete/ - these pores look similar to mine. i haven't started reading into how to process them but she cut the pores off of the older ones. maybe mines older?

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It's definitely a Bolete for sure. If it doesn't stain blue when cut or have a bitter taste it should be edible. That one is a bit past prime it looks though.

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Looks like an old king. Brown color of spore surface is probably from old age but true color looks like yellow on a cut surface what is consistent with King.

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I can't quite tell from the photos... Does the stalk feature reticulation? That is, does the stalk (possibly only the upper part) have a raised threadlike network? 

Photos used to discuss ID are best taken outdoors. On a sunny day, try to find a spot that's shaded but very close to an open  well-lit area. On a cloudy day --or late/early when conditions are not so bright-- just try to avoid having shadows obscure the features. 

To my knowledge, there aren't many different species of bolete that occur in SW NA. 

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