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Devil's Bolete?

Observed: 17th July 2011 By: philjunebridephiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
P1030600
Description:

Small specimen - 50cm high. Found under coniferous trees. Flesh turns bright blue on being cut.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

Did you notice the colour of

Did you notice the colour of the pores? This looks very much like Boletus calopus. Unfortunately this (like B satanus) grows under beech and oak. Were any in the vacinity?
For B satanus the stipe should have a reticulated surface which is yellow at the top.

philjunebride's picture

The pores were yellow. There

The pores were yellow. There were beech and oak in the vicinity, although this was under pine trees.

flaxton's picture

With yellow pores I think you

With yellow pores I think you can safely id this as B calopus. B satanus has blood red pores fading to orange.

philjunebride's picture

Thank you!

Thanks for the details

Dryopithecus's picture

I'm going with flaxton

The stipe looks too smooth for B.chrysenteron and the red & yellow colours look too bright and uniform, added to which the cap of B.chrysenteron is normally matt, not shiny.

There should be an "I disagree" option!

Dry.

flaxton's picture

Dry There is a "disagree"

Dry
There is a "disagree" option - you put up your own suggestion and see if more people agree with you.

Dryopithecus's picture

Thanks, flaxton. I was

Thanks, flaxton. I was reluctant to steal your id., added to which I was wondering why you hadn't done it before!

Dry.