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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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