Watoh's picture

Bolete? ID please.

Observed: 8th October 2013 By: Watoh
bolete (1 of 11)
bolete (2 of 11)
bolete (4 of 11)
bolete (6 of 11)
bolete (7 of 11)
bolete (9 of 11)
bolete (11 of 11)
Description:

I found 5 or 6 of these on grassland under a mature Cork Oak tree. Clay & Chalk with Flint ground between the South Downs and the coast in West Sussex
I think they are from the Bolete family.. I picked one and left the rest.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Watoh's picture

Turning blue..

I forgot to say.. when cut it turned from yellow to blue very fast. The last 3 images showing this were taken within 5 seconds or so.

marksteer's picture

Not so sure it is B. badius -

Not so sure it is B. badius - pores look abit too small. Did pores stain blue on bruising?
Also blue staining looks a bit fast and deep.
Sorry not sure which alternative!

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

Watoh's picture

I agree about about being

I agree about about being unsure about the B. badius ID.

The pores seemed to stain a more dark grey. While the stem & cap stained a definite blue. Either way the pores instantly stain when damaged.

Thanks for any further help.

Watoh's picture

To add..

The largest of these were approx. 8 inches across the cap.

marksteer's picture

I thought Boletes and allied

I thought Boletes and allied Genera were not difficult but 'the more I know the more I realise I don't know'!!

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

miked's picture

don't think this is B.

don't think this is B. badius, they are generally more common with pines. suspect this is something more interesting such as b. pulverulentus

marksteer's picture

Miked, You may be correct

Miked, You may be correct with B. pulverulentis!
Seems to stack up with info from Kibby, British Boletes.
Not convinced it's B. luridiformis (B. erthropus)

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

flaxton's picture

The pores and stem of this

The pores and stem of this are wrong for B pulverulentus. The stem bruises dark blue at the slightest touch and this one shows no sign in the photo of it being held.