Boletus luridus

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Boletus luridus

2 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, downy, then smooth, colour variable, pinkish brown, orange brown, yellow brown or brown, to about 15 cm across

Pores

Large, yellow then orange, rapidly bruising dark blue

Stem

Club shaped, yellow, decorated with a red network pattern, rapidly brusing dark blue

Flesh

Firm, yellow, rapidly bruising dark blue

Smell

Fungal

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With deciduous trees, favouring beech and oak

Spore Print

Olivaceous snuff brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (11.5-15) x (5-7) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous unless well cooked

Notes

This species could be confused with B. luridiformis

Additional Photographs

Boletus luridus

2 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin