Scarletina Bolete - Boletus luridiformis

    Alt Name
    Dotted-Stem Bolete, Boletus erythropus
    Description

    Cap 10 to 20 cm. A mid brown very solid fungus, initially hemispherical and slightly velvety, later slightly convex with a kid-leather texture. It has a yellowish stem but this is densely covered in red spots often giving it an overall red appearance. The pores are bright red, showing strong blueing when bruised. Flesh is lemon yellow flushing rapidly and strongly blue-black.

    Habitat

    On the ground in broad-leaved woodland on acid soils.”

    When to see it

    Peak time is September and October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in suitable habitats in Charnwood but unlikely in the east.

    Further Information

    Some authorities have not accepted the recent name change and this species is still entered as Boletus erythropus in the VC55 check-list.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map