Boletus reticulatus

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Boletus reticulatus

17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Boletus aestivalis

Common Name

Summer Bolete

Cap

Convex, expanding, yellow brown to brown, surface finely velvety when young, to about 20 cm across

Pores

White when young, then greenish yellow

Stem

Club shaped, often stout, pale brown, decorated with a white raised network

Flesh

Firms, white

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent in southern England

Habitat

In deciduous woods with oak, beech and sweet chestnut, favouring open sunny areas

Spore Print

Olivaceous snuff-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (13-15) x (4.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible and excellent

Additional Photographs

Boletus reticulatus

17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin