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Boletes Fungi Challenge.

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

Please enter one of your images which shows a fungi of the Boletes species.
Boletes are fleshy, stalked mushrooms that usually grow on the ground in woods. Instead of gills, they have a tick spongelike tube layer, which, except in a few species, is readily detachable from the cap flesh. The pores or cube mouths are mostly yellowish to greenish-brown. In many Boletes, the flesh, tubes, or pores bruise blue-green blackish, or reddish on handling or when cut. This is often an important aid to identification.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for the image and Bolete that you think is of the best quality and by the rules and guidelines of this challenge.

Rewards & Prizes

A spot on the overview page for the winning image with a First placement banner.

Additional Information

A big thank you to Alaskaman53 for adding this beautiful Bolete species into the group.

Cover Image: The king for a few days. Boletus edulis. by alaskaman53


The Top Ten

Delightful Duo by Path-Finder

Delightful Duo by Path-Finder was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • Bay Bolete 2 by relayer51
  • BOLETUS EDULIS by Irina777
  • Boletus. by LillyDigi
  • Giant Mushroom ~ Black Creek trail Esopus, NY by Rusty Katchmer
  • Yes I have find you. by alaskaman53
  • Perfection by Marcia Rubin
  • Forgotten Bolete 1 by steppeland
  • Spongey (for lensbaby) by vigor
  • Red Fungi, Baluk William Reserve, Vic, Australia by Bev Pascoe

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