''Hemileccinum impolitum'' is a basidiomycete fungus of the Boletaceae family, native to Europe. It is commonly referred to as the iodine bolete, because its fruit bodies tend to emit an iodine odour when cut, more detectable in the stem base or overripe specimens.
Like other members of the family, ''H. impolitum'' has tubes and pores instead of gills in the hymenial surface of its fruit bodies. It is widely distributed in temperate and southern Europe, where it grows in mycorrhizal.. more