by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Slide 72.
Boletus sensibilis, formerly known as Boletus miniato-olivaceous, can be confused with the edible and choice Boletus bicolor. Boletus sensibilis can be collected and eaten by some people but others suffer gastrointestinal distress. One family came down with muscarine type poisoning characterized by nausea, vomiting, exhaustion and constricted pupils. Recovery took several days. Personally, I do not eat any of the rapidly blue-staining boletes. Many are bitter. At least one other rapidly blue-stainer, Boletus calopus, can cause gastric distress.
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