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Hortiboletus bubalinus

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The family name, Hortiboletus, refers to the latin hortus meaning garden where the bubalinus can often be found growing with Poplar, Populus or Lime, Tilia.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Poplar Bolete
Scientific Name Boletus / Hortiboletus bubalinus
Synonyms Boletus bubalinus, xerocomus bubalina, xerocomellus bubalina
Season Start Jul
Season End Oct
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 12
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Pale brown with slight red or yellow hues, lighter towards the edge. Starts of rounded but becoming flatter and more uneven with age.

Pores

Yellow to pale yellow sometimes with olivaceous hints. Angular not round and bruising blue/green.

Stem

Fairly thin for a Bolete, pale background covered in vertical red ‘fibres’.

Flesh

Off white/yellow in the stem. White in the cap staining pink under the cuticle and blue above the pores.

Habitat

Often in parks, gardens and urban environments under lime or poplar.

Possible Confusion

Other Boletes but none of the poisonous varieties.

Spore Print

Olive brown. Subfusiform.

Taste / Smell

Mild.

Frequency

Not reported much before 2000 but becoming more common or more often reported.

Other Facts

Was Boletus bubalinus then becoming xerocomus then xerocomellus before, for now anyway, settling with Hortiboletus.

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