Boletaceae (Polypore) Mushroom Family
The Mirabilis (Choice) mushroom may also be called Admirable Bolete. The cap is one to six inches wide and the stalk is one to four inches tall. The cap is densely hairy, dry, dark red-brown. The flesh is firm and lemon-yellow, but turns reddish-when bruised. The tubes are deep and the mouth of the tube is angular. Tube color is mustard-yellow in age. The red-brown hairy cap and the striking yellow pores, combined with the unusual occurence of a bolete on confier wood, are distinctive field characteristics. Its preferred habitat is at the margin of yards and under pine or broad-leaved trees.