Observations in the Species: Boletus edulis

Common Name: Beefsteak Mushroom or Cow Mushroom or Eetbareswam or Stone Mushroom

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Ceps in JJJ

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 13th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Picked from under the Pin Oaks

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Cep

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By: Lizzie.
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Cecilia Forest, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
Observed: 7th January 2017
Added: 13th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Large, pores

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Christmas Eve Cep

Christmas Eve Cep
By: gaby
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Newlands Forest, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 24th December 2016
Added: 24th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Brown 9cm cap, pale cream pores, brown-streaked stem. Growing near pines.

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Boletus Edulis

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Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Growing in Pine forest

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Boletus edulis

 Boletus edulis
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Witfontein Forest
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 3rd February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Two Stones for the Frying Pan

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 18th April 2015
Added: 20th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Boletus Bonanza

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George
Observed: 10th April 2015
Added: 10th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

Photo credits: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer, who ate them and is still alive.
A very good season here in George for them

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Pin Fall Pals (2A)

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 9th April 2015
Added: 9th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Harvested the previous day, but old and young specimens remain. Same association with Pin Oaks and Blusher.

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Pin Fall Pals (2)

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 8th April 2015
Added: 8th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

Fewer specimens than the Blusher.

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Wit Fun. 6

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Witfontien
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Mature Elephant sized Fungus Steak

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Not eaten!

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Fungus Steak

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th March 2015
Added: 10th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Large mature , associated with oaks. Regularly appear here.

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Cep

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Location: 871, 23rd Ave
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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King Boletus

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Location: Unnamed Road, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 3rd June 2014
Added: 7th June 2014
Likely ID: Boletus edulis
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Boletus edulis (Cep)

 Boletus edulis (Cep)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Hogsback
Observed: 15th March 2014
Added: 12th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Huge mushroom past its prime.

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Boletus edulis

Fungi Sassveld (3)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Saasveld Campus
Observed: 1st April 2014
Added: 11th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Eaten by photographer who is still alive.

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10 cm pavement-sprouter

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By: Bushboy
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Location: frogdrain corner, Scotburgh
Observed: 7th March 2014
Added: 4th April 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Beefsteak Mushroom

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 23, 8th Ave
Observed: 26th March 2014
Added: 27th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bloetus edulis

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 13th February 2013
Added: 25th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Near old oaks

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Boletus edulis

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 23, 8th Ave
Observed: 11th February 2013
Added: 25th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Associated with Pin Oaks

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Boletus edulis (Penny bun)

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Hogsback
Observed: 15th March 2014
Added: 22nd March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Large Brown Mushroom in pine plantation

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 2, Bloekom Ave
Observed: 9th November 2013
Added: 17th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Large Brown mushroom, white underneath.
Photo by Christine Ridge-Schnaufer. She eats them and is still alive. I prefer shop-bought fungus for safety.

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Cep

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Warren's
Observed: 4th January 2008
Added: 17th January 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Porcinis

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Location: R323, Heidelberg
Observed: 28th October 2013
Added: 2nd November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mushroom - A Munro

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By: goukammarangers
Cape Nature
Location: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th October 2013
Added: 29th October 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Large mushroom, brown cap, thick cream white stem, dense white tubes, no ring. Found in pine leaf litter growing among Suillus granulatus and amanita pantherina.

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Bolete growing out of large log

Bolete growing out of large log
By: gaby
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: 56 Price Drive
Observed: 11th May 2013
Added: 16th August 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Could have been a fallen oak or poplar tree.5cm cap with typical cep coloring and proportions. Was not aware that they grow on wood.

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Mutant bolete?

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By: gaby
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Rondebosch Common Path, Rondebosch
Observed: 9th August 2013
Added: 10th August 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

9cm chestnut brown cap. Overhanging margin with smooth velvety underside, no visible tubes. At apex of stem, skirt-like flaying, presumably of stem.

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Boletus edulis

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By: Cameron McMaster
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Location: R393, Balloch Farm, Barkly East
Observed: 31st January 2009
Added: 21st July 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Boletus edulis

Boletus edulis
By: Ruedi Siegenthaler
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Location: Jonkershoek Rd, Stellenbosch
Observed: 11th May 2013
Added: 21st May 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Amatola bolete

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By: magrietb
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Location: Amatola trail, day 2
Observed: 13th April 2013
Added: 21st May 2013
Likely ID: Boletus edulis
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

With underside :)

We fried and ate a fresher looking specimen, not the tastiest mushroom ever but also evidently not poisonous. The cook claimed tat the spongy underside was a sure sign of Boletusness, although in my aged mushroom book there appear to be several possible genera.

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