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Peppery Bolete

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: PeachystevePeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPeachysteve’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

On a recent foray in North Dean Wood we came across a very small bolete which was past its best and we couldn't identify it. What we did notice was the very strong yellow colour at the base of the stalk. Later we found another with the yellow stalk and similar cap.
The cap (8cm) was unlike other boletes I've seen having a wavy margin. The tubes are a rusty colour, are angular and slightly decurrent.
The stipe has lines running along its length.
There was no colour change on bruising.
We decided to cut to see if there was a colour change. The effect was dramatic. It very quickly flushed a deep wine colour. I can't find any mention of this.
Taste was very hot.
Growing in roots of a Silver Birch

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Peppery Bolete (Chalciporus piperatus) interacts

Comments

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Phillips

It mentions that the flesh above the tubes and under the cuticle flush red but yours look's more purple I have still agreed as it does seem to fit the description

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