Tawny Bolete

Boletus moravicus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Tawny Bolete Boletus moravicus Vacek. syn. B. leonis D.A. Reid syn. Xerocomus moravicus (Vacek.) Herink (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–6cm across; bright sienna or ochre, becoming buff; smooth, with irregularly downy patches, particularly at centre. Stem 30–75Γ—90–135mm, with rooting base; cream at the apex, more ochraceous below. Flesh cream, with lemon-yellow tinge towards the base of the stem; taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes greenish-yellow or lemon-yellow. Pores lemon-chrome, unchanging. Spores 9–13Γ—4.5–5.5ΒΌ, subfusiform to elliptical. Spore print ochraceous-citrine. Habitat in parkland with oak; autumn. Uncommon, vulnerable on Red Data List. Unknown edibility.

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