This mushroom can be dried and ground and used as a pepper like condiment or eaten cooked by people who like hot chillies.
|Common Names||Peppery Bolete (EN), Cap Tyllog Poeth (CY), Maślaczek Pieprzowy (PL), Borsos Tinóru (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Chalciporus piperatus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||7|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Fairly thin for a Bolete, yellow to cinnamon coloured with hints of red and vertically striated. The stem is chrome yellow at the base but this can often be covered by earth.
A small nibble on this Bolete will soon give its identity away due to its hot peppery taste.
Cinnamon. Subfusiform, ellipsoid.
Taste / Smell
Peppery and hot.
Delicious: I have no idea why some sources are negative about this mushroom: I find it exceptionally tasty: perfect to spice up a curry, or a cheese sarny.
started appearing this year [ in scotland ] around the base of some larch trees we planted ! i think that they look like peppery boletes but im not confident !!
The cinnamon coloured pores, bright chrome yellow mycelium at the base and finally, the peppery taste make this Bolete safe to identify.