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Ruby Bolete


The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus
The Ruby Bolete, Boletus rubellus


Mushroom Type Edible
   
Common Name 2 Boletus versicolor
Common Name 3 Hortiboletus Rubellus
Latin Name Boletus Rubellus
   
Season Start August
Season End October
   
Maximum height (CM) 10
Maximum width (CM) 8
   
Smell Pleasant, a bit mushroomy.
Gills Does not have gills but sponge like yellow pores that fade a bit greenish with age and bruise blue slowly.
Spore Print Subfusiform to subellipsoid. Olive-brown.
Stem Red with a yellow top under the cap  yellow mycelial threads.
Cap Scarlet red fading to olivaceous red, dry and slightly velvety. Starting convex but flattening out with age.
Flesh Yellowish staining blue when cut.
Habitat Grassy woodland or or parks and gardens particularly with oak sometimes with beech.
Taste Soapy, not worthwhile.
Possible Confusion A fairly distinctive mushroom with a couple of rare Boletus lookalikes.
Description These are fairly rare mushrooms in the UK and as they also have a soapy taste they are best left for photographs.