Boletus is specie of mushroom rather bigger in size and over 100 species
are found in North America. It is an edible vegetable which is popularly
eaten in North America.
Boletus has many species but it is different from others as in substantial size, wrinkled cap, drab white pores, mild taste and absence of colour changes.
The fruit is long with a large imposing cap on it which usually grows to
25 cm in diameter and probably 1kg in weight.
Boletus is normally found in forests and planted in mid-summer to autumn.
It is widely used in cuisines and is sold fresh in autumn central Europe and southern Europe.
The cap of the large fruit is broad and convex, smooth wrinkled surface, colour vary from brown to red and have mild taste.
Below the cap there are pores which small, pallid of dull yellow colour which finally converts to yellowish-green.
Boletus is basically occurred in the soil beneath the trees of oak and
birch. It is common cultivated in most of the Europe and North America.
It occurs frequently in the months from June to October. Today it is growing copiously in the forests of South Africa.
Whole boletus is used.