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Bolete

Observed: 25th June 2011 By: Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Cep
Description:

Bolete 8 cm from base to top of cap, 4 cm cap diameter. Surface of cap dry with whitish bloom. Pores dirty white. Found in grass beneath a row of oak and beech trees.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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I had considered B.

I had considered B. reticulatus, but thought it highly unlikely because it is much less frequent (no record in Northern Ireland on NBN map since 2000 at least). The bloom is not unique to B. reticulatus, B. edulis also has a whitish bloom when young.

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Just because it is much less

Just because it is much less frequent doesn't mean you haven't found one;) The cap of edulis is described as smooth to wrinkled, viscid when wet. reticulatus is smooth to lumpy often cracking or tesselated. So take your pick.

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Lol! They're both good for

Lol! They're both good for the pan, that's the main thing :)

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