Boletus calopus

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Boletus calopus

9 August 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, downy, then smooth, whitish, greyish or pale brown, to about 12 cm across

Pores

Yellow, bruising blue green

Stem

Stout, decorated with a distinct network pattern, yellow at the apex, red elsewhere

Flesh

Firm, whitish to pale yellow, blue on cutting

Smell

Fungal, unpleasant

Taste

Bitter

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring beech

Spore Print

Olivaceous snufft-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (12-16) x (4-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Boletus calopus

August 2004 Devon. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin