Boletes

(Family Boletaceae)

Overview
Bolete (Family Boletaceae)
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Boletaceae is a family of mushroom-forming fungi called Boletes. It occurs worldwide on every continent including Antarctica. There are at least 1,055 species in 73 genera worldwide, several hundred species in at least 38 genera in North America north of Mexico, and at least 74 species in 25 genera in Minnesota.

Boletes are found in forests, woodlands, and urban areas. Most grow on the ground. All but a few get their nutrients from the rootlets of trees in a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship (mycorrhizal).

Most boletes are edible. Some are toxic and will cause gastrointestinal distress if eaten. No boletes are deadly to humans.

 
           
 
Description
 
 

Boletes are medium-sized to large, fleshy mushrooms. Most have a cap and a central stalk. Unlike agarics (Order Agaricales), boletes do not have gills. The pore surface is a sponge-like mass of tiny, tightly-packed tubes with spores on the inner walls of each tube. The tubes are vertical so that only their openings (pores) are visible. The tube layer can usually be peeled away cleanly from the cap.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

4, 7, 24, 26, 29, 30, 77.

 
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Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Phylum Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subphylum Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Boletales (boletes and allies)  
  Suborder Boletineae  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Aureoboletus spp.

Austroboletus spp.

Baorangia spp.

Boletellus spp.

porcini and allies (Boletus spp.)

Bothia spp.

Buchwaldoboletus spp.

butter boletes (Butyriboletus spp.)

bitter boletes (Caloboletus spp.)

Chalciporus spp.

Chamonixia spp.

Cyanoboletus spp.

Exsudoporus spp.

Gastroboletus spp.

Gastroleccinum spp.

Harrya spp.

Heimioporus spp.

Hemileccinum spp.

Hortiboletus spp.

Imleria spp.

Lanmaoa spp.

Leccinellum spp.

Leccinum spp.

Mucilopilus spp.

Octaviania spp.

Phylloporus spp.

Porphyrellus spp.

Pseudoboletus spp.

Pulveroboletus spp.

Retiboletus spp.

Rubroboletus spp.

Strobilomyces spp.

Suillellus spp.

Sutorius spp.

Tylopilus spp.

Xanthoconium spp.

Xerocomellus spp.

Xerocomus spp.

 
       
 

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Common Names

 
 

Boletes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Created: 11/12/2021

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