Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Boletales: Boletaceae: Tylopilus alboater (Schwein.) Murrill
Synonyms: Boletus alboater, Porphyrellus alboater, Suillus alboater.
Common name: black velvet bolete.
Extract from Wikipedia article: Tylopilus alboater, called the black velvet bolete, by some, is a bolete fungus in the family Boletaceae. The species is found in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, and in eastern Asia, including China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. A mycorrhizal species, it grows solitarily, scattered, or in groups on the ground usually under deciduous trees, particularly oak, although it has been recorded from deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests.
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