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Boletus rubellus ''Ruby Bolete''

Observed: 21st July 2011 By: D.M.H.D.M.H.’s reputation in Fungi and LichensD.M.H.’s reputation in Fungi and LichensD.M.H.’s reputation in Fungi and LichensD.M.H.’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Rubybolete1
Rubybolete
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miked's picture

have you got more pictures of

have you got more pictures of the cap, does not look red enough for Boletus rubellus so might be b.badius (unless other photos show cap as more red).
also did you prod tubes and can you show their colour change

D.M.H.'s picture

Must admit it doesn't. Look

Must admit it doesn't. Look very red lol I do have more photos but can't upload till Monday.

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AlanS's picture

Looks fine to me

It should be called Xerocomellus rubellus these days (split off from Boletus quite some time ago, as Xerocomus rubellus, but now Xerocomus has been split ...).
There are other red-capped Xerocomellus species, but they are rarer or not (yet) British. The colour here is well within the colour range of X. rubellus and the stipe characters look right.
Not Boletus badius I am sure.

Alan

miked's picture

the second image does seem to

the second image does seem to have a cap with more reddish colour.