Cap and leg orange-brown, cap 17cm in diameter and quite slimy.
total height circa 12cm. single specimen sighted. bruises deep blue-black.
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thanks guys. could it not be B Erythropus?
my guide (R Phillips) suggests these grow larger than Queletii, bruise blue-black and are more common.
this was quite a large bolete.
thanks in adv, ben
It certainly could be B erythropus (which is currently B luridiformis but could well be changing back to B erythropus) but your find has a redder cap than is usual for that species. B queletii can grow to 15cm and has all the other atributes. The top part of the stipe of queletii tends to be yellow rather than the red of luridiformis. From the photos alone I wouldn't argue too strongly against either species.
Lat/Lng: 51.7822, -2.2235
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ancient hay meadow on calcareous soil. scattered broad-leaved trees - mainly white beam and silver birch. mature beech lower down the hillside.