Boletus aereus

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Boletus aereus

24 September Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, dark brown, surface suede like to smooth, to about 20 cm across

Pores

White, becoming yellowish to ochraceous with age

Stem

Club shaped, brown with a well developed network at the apex

Flesh

White, firm

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rarely reported, with most collections from southern England

Habitat

With deciduous trees, usually oak

Edibility

Edible, but should not be collected due to rarity

Notes

In Europe this species is collected commercially

Additional Photographs

Boletus aereus

24 September Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus aereus

24 September Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus aereus

5 September 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus aereus

Young specimens 5 September 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin