Oak Bolete

Boletus appendiculatus

Oak Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus)

This bolete is ochre, reddish-brown or chestnut in colour, and can be greasy and felty, developing cracks near the centre. The pores are a bright lemon-yellow, becoming olive with age. Cap width 8 to 15cm. Stem height 8 to 12cm.

Oak Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus)

Seen late summer to early autumn. Found in deciduous woodland, but not exclusively with oak as the common name states. A rare bolete which is more frequent in the south.


Photographs taken September 2011, local canal, Staffordshire. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38. © Pete Hillman 2011.

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