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The king boletus (22)
jazdzurka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Hi everybody.
Finally I have time to upload the picture :)

Collecting mushrooms is very popular activity in Poland. So, during late summer and in autumn the forests are full of people (sometimes there is more people in the forests then mushrooms).
There are even the examples from the literature that show our groove to picking up mushrooms. I want to present you two of them.
1. In polish epopee by Adam Mickiewicz - "Pan Tadeusz" ("Master Thaddeus, or the Last Foray in Lithuania: a History of the Nobility in the Years 1811 and 1812 in Twelve Books of Verse") there is a part relating picking up mushrooms by the heros.
2. There is also the poem for children telling story about the mushrooms in the forest entitled "Mushrooms". It is written by Jan Brzechwa and I will try to translate the beginnig of this poem (this is free translation naturally):
The king "Boletus" was wandering in the forest, knocking his one heel,
And from anger was completely brown,
as the flies were biting him...."
Futher, different species of mushrooms are called to help the boletus in fighting with flies.

I think that it is enough for the introduction. Now time to something more serious. In the picture you can see boletus (Boletus edulis), very tasty mushroom that grows in decidous and coniferous forests. It likes the presence of oak trees. Its cup is brown, and hymenophore white (in older exemplars it became light green). The shank is light brown with white net.
In the workshop I'm presenting you the collage of this species and other (Tylopilus felleus), very similar one that is not tasty as it is bitter, so welcome in my workshop.

Thank you for your attention
Ania

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jazdzurka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Comparison II
Edited by:jazdzurka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)

Here I'm presenting the collage showing more characters differencing these two species.
When you look at the hymenophore of the mushrooms you'll see that Tylophilus has it white with little pinkish hue, Boletus has it white at the beginning (but without this pinkish hue) and in older specimens it become greenish.

Looking at the shank you can notice that this delicate net on it has different shape and in Boletus is white and in Tylophilus brown-yellow.
I hope you can see these features in my pictures. Thanks for looking at them.
Ania

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jazdzurka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Comparison of Tylopilus and Boletus
Edited by:jazdzurka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)

Here you can see two similar species from family Boletidae: on the left - Tylophilus felleus and on the right - Boletu edulis.
As you can see at the first glimps - Tylophilus has darker shank than Boletus.
More characters with the second picture :)
Ania