They like to grow in spots sheltered from the wind, but with full sun and very close to pine trees. They are somewhat like Slippery Jack Mushrooms, but the stalk, which can be from 2 to 4 inches tall (5 to 10 cm), has no rings, and has fine white dots on the upper part of closer to the cap.
The width of the cap will be from 2 1/4 to 6 inches (6 to 15 cm.) The skin of the cap will be slimy when the mushroom is wet or young. Instead of gills under the cap, the mushroom has pores that can secrete a white liquid.
When the mushroom is young, its flesh is firm and white. As it matures, the flesh turns yellow and softer.
Granulated Boletes have a faint smell, but somewhat a spicy taste.
Must be peeled and cooked. Does not discolour when cut or bruised or peeled.
The cap’s skin must be peeled to avoid giving people indigestion and diarrhea.
Its many names in many languages are often the same as those used for Slippery Jacks, but that’s fine, as it is essentially the same as far as cooking and handling go.