McDowell can’t help but gasp every time she sees that beautiful brown velvet rising out of the green undergrowth. Her heart races. Should she come upon one, Balfour is always kind enough to call out and let McDowell do the ooooing and ahhhing.
These beauties were found on lower Mount Elphinstone, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC Canada.
About The Brown Velvet (Boletus mirabilis)
Boletus mirabilis, commonly known as the admirable bolete, the bragger’s bolete, and the velvet top, is an edible species of fungus in the Boletaceae mushroom family. The fruit body has several characteristics with which it may be identified: a dark reddish-brown cap; yellow to greenish-yellow pores on the undersurface of the cap; and a reddish-brown stem with long narrow reticulations. Boletus mirabilis is found in coniferous forests along the Pacific Coast of North America, and in Asia.
More information: Boletus mirabilis: Wikipedia