Butter foot bolete
Butter-foot Bolete
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family: Boletaceae
Genus: Boletus
Bull., 1782

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Boletus is a genus of mushrooms from the Boletaceae family. The genus is known to contain various species of mushrooms that have pores and the Boletus mushrooms are typically called the "king of the mushrooms".

While many members are edible, there are some Boletus mushrooms that are deadly.


While there are many species of Boletus mushrooms, only a handful have been given common names. The following species belong to the genus:

- ** - denotes poisonous and deadly mushroom species.


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