Boletus legaliae

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Boletus legaliae

2 October 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Boletus splendidus

Cap

Convex, velvety when young, then smooth, whitish to pale milky coffee when young, becoming flushed coral to red with age, bruising blue, about 6 to 14 cm across

Pores

Golden yellow when young, then orange to orange-red, bruising blue

Stem

Cylindrical to club shaped, with a red network pattern on a yellow orange background, bruising blue

Flesh

Firm, pale yellow, blueing on cutting

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Do not taste

Season

Summer to early autumn

Distribution

Rarely reported, with most records from Berkshire and Hampshire

Habitat

In deciduous woods usually with oak

Spore Print

Olivaceous walnut brown

Edibility

Poisonous