Rhizopogon luteolus

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Rhizopogon luteolus

20 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Sub-spherical, smooth, usually cracking with age, whitish when young, then yellow brown, decorated with coarse yellow brown strands, inside whitish, then becoming dark greenish brown when mature, to about 6 cm across

Smell

Indistinct when young, strong and rather unpleasant when mature, and detectable from several metres away

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent, more common in Scotland

Habitat

Partially buried in sandy soil in pine woods

Edibility

Inedible