Tylopilus felleus

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Tylopilus felleus

October 2002 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Bitter Bolete

Cap

Convex, velvety then smooth, grey-brown, yellow-brown or snuff-brown, about 6 to 15 cm across

Pores

White, then pink

Stem

Broader at the base, concolorous with the cap, decorated with a raised network

Flesh

Whitish, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

Clay pink or vinaceous

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle-shaped (11-16) x (3.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse this fungus with edible species. Although it is not poisonous, the bitter flavour will ruin any dish

Additional Photographs

Tylopilus felleus

October 2002 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tylopilus felleus

30 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin