Bay Bolete Mushroom

February 13, 2023



Photographer: Thierry Lombry  

Summary Author: Thierry Lombry  

I was very surprised to find this ghastly looking mushroom, commonly called bay bolete (Imleria badia species, formely Xerocomus badius), in the woods of Eischen, Luxembourg – a forest rich in various plant and fungal species. Measuring ~7 cm (3 inches) in height, it consists of two specimens that have grown together and adapted to each other. They eventually merged their caps to form this kind of seat. It reminded me of Papa Smurf's throne! In spite of its horrid appearance, this mushroom is edible. Photo taken on October 16, 2022

Eischen, Luxembourg Coordinates: 49.6844, 5.8784

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