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Large Olive Green Bolete

Observed: 7th October 2013 By: Paul RobertsPaul Roberts’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPaul Roberts’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPaul Roberts’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Large olive-green bolete with almost perfectly circular rim and dome-like cap. Feels like suede.


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Thanks flaxton, realised the

Thanks flaxton, realised the mistake yesterday evening but could not access the site for some reason. Gap between the stem and pore surface (adnexed?) rules out X. subtomentosus.

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Many thanks both. I'll try

Many thanks both. I'll try and get some more conclusive pics, but it won't be until Monday, assuming I can find specimen. WRT trees - I can confirm the location is dominated by young hazels (10 - 20 yo) with some mature pedunculate oak standards and occasional silver birch close by. There are extensive areas of old hornbeam coppice around 20m to north and south of this spot.

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Ah well!

This didn't look like a Leccinum to me, but L. pseudoscabrum is not a species I have ever seen, and I'll not disagree with Alan Hills. Consequently I have now added agreement to that species. Illustrates the constant problem of identifying agarics and boleti from photographs.