Origin: Chu-xiong, Yunann
Grade: Premium A+
Specifications: Wild Boletus edulis sliced dry product
Dried: Sun dried
Taste: Rosin / charcoal scent
Wild Boletus edulis/Penny Bun Premium A+ 野生白牛肝菌 (云南楚雄)
The fungus grows in deciduous and coniferous forests and tree plantations, forming symbiotic ectomycorrhizal associations with living trees by enveloping the tree's underground roots with sheaths of fungal tissue. The fungus produces spore-bearing fruit bodies above ground in summer and autumn. The fruit body has a large brown cap which on occasion can reach 35 cm (14 in) in diameter and 3 kg (6.6 lb) in weight. Like other boletes, it has tubes extending downward from the underside of the cap, rather than gills; spores escape at maturity through the tube openings, or pores. The pore surface of the B. edulis fruit body is whitish when young, but ages to a greenish-yellow. The stout stipe, or stem, is white or yellowish in colour, up to 25 cm (10 in) tall and 10 cm (4 in) thick, and partially covered with a raised network pattern, or reticulations.
found in Yunnan province in China that are commonly marketed and sold as B. edulis.
The mushrooms are with reddish-brown caps, bright yellow porous undersides, and thick white stipes. They are growing on the ground in soil covered with pine needles.