Boletus edulis is a gourmet, meaty, mild-tasting wild mushroom. The latin name edulis means edible which confirms that is a well-known species.
Boletus edulis is a basidiomycete fungus, and the type species of the genus Boletus. The fungus grows in deciduous and coniferous forests and tree plantations, forming symbiotic ectomycorrhizal associations with living trees. It is widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere across Europe, Asia, and North America, it does not occur naturally in the Southern Hemisphere, although it has been introduced to southern Africa, Australia, and NewZealand.
The fungus produces spore-bearing fruit bodies above ground in summer and autumn. The fruit body has a large brown cap and the stem (stipe) is broad and reticulated. The flesh is white (yellowing with age) and non-bruising.