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Larch Bolete (Suillus grevillei)

Observed: 25th July 2012 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Xerocomus
Xerocomus
Description:

Provisional ID changed - See AlanS' comments below. I agree that the original ID (boletus edulis) was an error. Photo of underside added.
Title changed - see AlanS' further comment below.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

AlanS's picture

Unlikely!

Without a view of the underside and the stem, it is not (in my view) possible to name this. It is, however, VERY unlikely to be Boletus edulis. Not at all the right colour for any B. edulus variant that I am aware of. Yellow variants of several boletoid fungi occur, though Xerocomus ferrugineus may be favourite. (I am assuming there were pores on the underside.)

As Boletus edulis is rated, by those who eat fungi, as a good, edible species, iSpot's warning (the pink block above) about not using iSpot to identify edible species is highly applicable here. With respect, I suggest that posting an identity of anything as an edible species should be done with great care.

Alan

Thistle's picture

Larch nearby?

Yes, several. Many thanks for the ID and the kind comments.