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Suillus cavipes                           Hollow-Stalked Bolete

Caps are 4-12 cm across, dry, tan to rust-brown, and covered with reddish hairs or scales. Flesh is yellow, not staining, and tastes  mealy to bitter. Pores are large, angular, yellow to ochre, radially arranged, and don't  stain.  Stalks are up to 8 cm tall by 1 cm wide, with a swollen base, hollow, and coloured as cap.  Rings are white to ochre and disappear early.  Spore prints are olive-brown.   It fruits under larch.    Also known as Boletinus cavipes. Edible.