Bitter Beech Bolete
Although not poisonous, this mushroom will ruin any dish you put it in due to its extreme bitterness.
|Common Names||Bitter Beech Bolete|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Caloboletus calopus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||15|
Cloudy grey with some tan hints. Starting a bit downy but becoming smooth with age. Can crack towards the centre.
Lemon yellow at the top going into red and finally brown at the bottom, this is covered in a light coloured mesh. The stem has traces of ‘roots’ when pulled up.
Pale yellow but turning immediately off white on cutting and changing to blue after a short time.
Other Boletes, particularly the Rooting Bolete, Caloboletus radicans, pictured.
Taste / Smell