Boletus badius

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Boletus badius

21 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Bay Bolete

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, downy at first, then smooth, sticky when damp, bay brown, to about 15 cm across

Pores

Large, pale lemon yellow, bruising blue

Stem

+/- equal, pale bay brown

Flesh

Firm, whitish to pale yellow, bruising blue

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

In woods

Spore Print

Olivaceous walnut-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-fusiform, smooth (11-15) x (4.5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible, good

Additional Photographs

Boletus badius

10 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus badius

26 October 2007 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin