Boletus erythropus* [Pers.]
* California version

This beautiful Bolete tends to fruit early in the season in the coastal areas of Northern California in the Sequoia/Pseudotsuga/Lithocarpus forest floor. The non-reticulate, red pored, bluing Boletes like this one are contained in Section Erythropodes.  As far as the name erythropus is concerned, it should be noted that  Singer did not like that name applied to our collections and pointed out numerous major and minor differences against the European material.   The alternative name B. subvelutipes is that of an Eastern NA species that also doesn't fit, according to Thiers and Dick & Snell.