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Possibly Devil's Bolete

Observed: 1st September 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Unlikely I know but the size and proportion of this single specimen makes me think this might be a Devil's Bolete. That and what else could it be? 18cm cap, 12cm tall with 15cm stem width. Lots of slug damage so perhaps the ID is unlikely because it is poisonous. In ancient woodland of mainly oak and hazel with beech.

Identifications

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Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Rare

I asked an expert about this and there reply was some are not as rare as the book's say,as I have found a few (rare) ones but there common in my area,so maybe we should take some of this with a pinch of salt as it does sway your identification and it makes me doubt myself at times.I have agree with both id's might be either, oh I haven't helped much there have I.

Fenwickfield

jhn7's picture

Thanks for trying!

I am always dubious about identifying a rare species so your comments are helpful. Scarletina Bolete according to the book has immediate blue bruising on the stem when cut which this one didn't, also it says with B luridiformis the blood red pores become orange with age.
I'm having real problems with Boletes at the moment!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)