Boletus appendiculatus

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Boletus appendiculatus

8 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Convex, finely downy, chestnut brown to pinkish brown, to about 20 cm across

Pores

Lemon yellow, bruising blue

Stem

Stout, decorated with a fine network pattern, yellow at the apex, yellow then pinkish brown elsewhere

Flesh

Firm, pale yellow

Smell

Pleasant, like smoked bacon when dried

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent in southern England, rare elsewhere

Habitat

In deciduous woods, usually with oak

Spore Print

Olivaceous walnut-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-fusiform, smooth (12-15) x (3.5-4.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, but should not be collected due to its rarity

Additional Photographs

Boletus appendiculatus

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus appendiculatus

19 August 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin