Boletus legaliae Pilát & Dermek, (bilious bolete)

22 Aug 2009 at OSGR: SU56 in Berks, England

Record Summary1 fresh, young and 3 old fruitbodies under Pedunculate Oak
Found asFruitbody
Date22 August 2009
Associated organismQuercus robur
OS grid refOSGR: SU56
Lat/Lon51° 20' N, 1° 10' W
Vice CountyBerks, VC no: 22
Voucher22 Aug 2009[A]
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Notes: 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

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