Suede Bolete - Boletus subtomentosus

    Description

    Young caps of Boletus subtomentosus are hemispherical and downy, becoming smooth and sometimes cracking as the fruiting bodies mature. When fully expanded, the caps range from 4 to 8 cm in diameter. The tubes and pores are chrome yellow, darkening with age.

    Habitat

    Found singly or in small groups under broad leaf trees, mainly in calcareous regions.

    When to see it

    August to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, though not particularly common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map