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Bolete

Observed: 1st November 2009 By: mrs-smithmrs-smith’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmrs-smith’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Fungus found in mixed woodland at base of oak tree.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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It's also worth considering

It's also worth considering Yellow-cracked bolette (Boletus subtomentosus). The pores on Red-cracked bolettes have quite a green tinge to them, whereas this one looks a brighter yellow. It's difficult to know how well the colours come out in photos though!

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Thanks Anna, I,m not finding

Thanks Anna, I,m not finding fungi easy! Having looked at pictures of both on google sites and books I'm now really confused,both can look so different in different pics. Apparently a drop of ammonia on the cap will tell if B.submentosus by going instantly mahogany red.On the whole I'm still thinking B.chrysenteron.