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kalogeraki

καλογεράκι

BOLETUS AEREUS Bull.:Fr.

Boletus Aereus (dark cep or penny bun) perhaps best known as the Italian porcini, a delicious firm-fleshed mushroom found in Mediterranean broad leaf forests.

In Greek, the name means 'little monk'. Another name for it βασιλομανίταρα (vasilomanitara), the 'royal mushroom' or simply βασιλικό (vasiliko), 'the royal one'.

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by: GLJIVARSKO DRUSTVO NIS