leahbeecham's picture

Need Identification

Observed: 7th September 2013 By: leahbeechamleahbeecham’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
unknown mushroom
unknown mushroom

Please can someone help me identify this mushroom please. I think it is a cracked boletus but still unsure


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  • cracked boletus?
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


marksteer's picture

Probabily not Red Cracked

Probabily not Red Cracked Bolete possibly Xerocomellus engelli not sure
Photos look like old pores and difficult to id

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

leahbeecham's picture

Thanks fr your comment but

Thanks fr your comment but I've just googled your suggestion but can't seem to find any results.

Please could you give me a link

Many thanks,


marksteer's picture

Try Boletus communis but this

Try Boletus communis but this seems to take you to red cracked boletus which I don't think your specimen is!
Fungi Latin names change which adds to the complications of identifying!
I'm not an expert!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

SkarletK's picture

I could be cortinarius bolaris

The picture in my book shoes it as orange but they do change colour depending on age.