Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Strobilomyces floccopus)                   (4 Photos and Description)

Strobilomyces floccopus 9974

This is a common bolete in the northeast. It is easy to distinguish it from other boletes. It has a black, brownish to gray-black shaggy cap and stipe and partial veil.The flesh stains red  and then black. Spores are dark brown to black. They are mycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially oak. Some people like the taste of the cooked flesh. Others deem it altogether unappetizing.

Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Strobilomyces floccopus)00479

Strobilomyces strobilaceus

Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Strobilomyces floccopus)00484

Strobilomyces strobilaceus

Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Strobilomyces floccopus)3001

Strobilomyces strobilaceus