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Boletus legaliae Pilát (a bolete)
||22 August 2009
|OS grid ref
||51° 20' N, 1° 10' W
||Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
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|Stage or state
||1 fresh, young and 3 old fruitbodies under Pedunculate Oak
||under live tree of Quercus robur
||Young fruitbody with soft pale cap.
Stipe: red, with red net at apex, fusiform-clavate.
Pore surface yellow with rusty red tinges on pore surface when magnified. Flesh: pale yellow turning pale blue on cutting, especially over gills, and with pinkish tinges in stipe base.
Old fruitbody: large bolete with pale cap with pinkish tones, purplish-red clavate stipe with red network at apex. Cap not bruising blue.
Flesh colours on cutting - cap: pale pinkish brown, deep blue over pores; stipe: deep blue in base and apex, deep purplish red at extreme base.
Smell: old mushrooms, even in the young fruitbody.
Spore print: BFF: Snuff Brown