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Summer bolete?

Observed: 19th July 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Not sure of this ID. One small group growing in an area of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. Closer examination was not suitable to the occasion.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

I'm not at all sure -

but is it possible that it could be the rarer B. appendiculatus (B. edulis f. appendiculatus), which is found in the south, associated with oak and other broad-leaved trees?

flaxton's picture

The stem on your last photo

The stem on your last photo looks to have a red surface. If that is not a camera introduced colour the it is neither B reticulatus nor B appendiculatus.

jhn7's picture

The colour is true.

Could it be Boletus luridus?

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

flaxton's picture

Sorry Janet but no. Luridus

Sorry Janet but no. Luridus developes small and distinctly red pores.

flaxton's picture

Whether there was any colour

Whether there was any colour change when bruising the pores or the flesh on cutting would be helpfull.

jhn7's picture

Last try - Boletus pruinatus?

The description in Phillips' - 'stem ... irregularly covered with fine blood-red dots'.
I should not have stopped to look, it wouldn't be easy to go back so I will have to be satisfied with 'Bolete'!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

flaxton's picture

I am afraid without more

I am afraid without more information Bolete is the best I can do.

Mal

jhn7's picture

Thanks for trying!

I should have remembered to break a bit off, never mind.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)