Wood Bolete

Buchwaldoboletus lignicola

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Wood Bolete Buchwaldoboletus lignicola (Kallenb.) Pilát syn. Boletus lignicola Kallenb. (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, convex, margin inrolled; reddish-brown to yellow-brown or rust; subtomentose, floccose at first then smooth. Tubes decurrent on stem; bright yellow. Pores bright yellow, bruising blue-green. Stem 30–80×5–25mm, often eccentric, tapered towards base; rust-yellow to brown; dry, pulverulent. Flesh pale lemon-yellow; firm; smell faint, aromatic; taste pleasant. Spores 6.5–9×2.8–3.8¼, elliptical. Spore print olive. Habitat on stumps or trunks of conifers, exceptionally on sawdust. Rare, vulnerable on Red Data List; summer to early autumn. Said to be edible but should be left intact due to rarity.

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