Boletus edulis

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Boletus edulis

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Penny Bun, Porcino, Cèpe, Steinpilz

Cap

Convex, expanding, reddish brown to brown, often with a whitish bloom at the margin when young which disappears to leave a thin white band, surface smooth or with a waxy texture, to about 20 cm across

Pores

Small, whitish, becoming yellow, then yellow green with age

Stem

Club shaped, whitish to pale brown, decorated with a raised network which is usually restricted to the apex

Flesh

Firm, white, sometimes with a small bright yellow zone in the base

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

Olivaceous snuff-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-fusiform, smooth (12-15) x (3.5-4.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible and excellent

Additional Photographs

Boletus edulis

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus edulis

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus edulis

8 October 2005 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus edulis

September 1998 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Boletus edulis

October 2001 Devon. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin