Caloboletus radicans

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Caloboletus radicans

A young specimen. 20 August 2005 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Boletus radicans, Boletus albidus

Cap

Convex, whitish to pale brown, finely hairy when young then smooth, to about 20 cm across

Pores

Lemon yellow, bruising blue

Stem

Club shaped, stout, lemon yellow with reddish brown spots especially at the base, sometimes decorated with a raised network

Flesh

Firm, yellow, rapidly turning blue on cutting

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Bitter

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With deciduous trees, usually oak

Spore Print

Olivaceous snuff-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-fusiform, smooth (10.5-12.5) x (4.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible