Matt Bolete - Boletus pruinatus

    Description

    Cap is 4 to 10 cm, chestnut or dark red-brown and slightly scurfy. The stem is yellow and covered in minute red dots. The flesh in cap and stem is bright yellow when cut, in striking contrast with the reddish surface colours.  The tubes are lemon yellow.

    Habitat

    Mixed woodland, associating with beech and other broad-leaved trees.

    When to see it

    July to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but not particularly common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Charnwood but seldom recorded in the east.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map