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BITTER BEECH BOLETE (Fungus)

Boletus calopus

Bolete Family [Boletaceae]  

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20th Aug 2009, Photo: © Derek Mayes
Stubby appearance. Greyish cap, scarlet red stipe.


20th Aug 2009, Photo: © Derek Mayes
Stipe covered in a net.


20th Aug 2009, Photo: © Derek Mayes
The expanded polyurethane-looking pores stain a temporary blue colour upon impression or damage, caused by oxidation. It seems obvious that the staining so sustained is only temporary, and it will revert to its original colour in due course.


20th Aug 2009, Photo: © Derek Mayes
The pores are very small and narrow. The netting on the stipe is stretched towards the base. The mushroom beneath it is not of the same type.


Some similarities to : the poisonous when raw Devil's Bolete, but Devil's Bolete has red pores, as do other poisonous members of the Bolete Genus.

An inedible mushroom, slightly poisonous when raw.


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BITTER BEECH BOLETE (Fungus)

Boletus calopus

Bolete Family [Boletaceae]  

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