Boletus luridiformis

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Boletus luridiformis

5 November 2005 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Boletus erythropus

Cap

Convex, downy then smooth, yellow brown to dark brown, bruising dark blue, to about 20 cm across

Pores

Orange red to red, rapidly bruising dark blue

Stem

Stout, yellow and covered with red spots

Flesh

Firm, yellow, rapidly bruising dark blue

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

With deciduous and coniferous trees, favouring birch, sweet chestnut and beech

Spore Print

Olivaceous brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (11.5-16) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous unless well cooked

Additional Photographs

Boletus luridiformis

5 November 2005 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin