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Pine Bolete

Edible Edible
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

A great tasting mushroom that looks and tastes like the Penny Bun, the slight differences are the cap being red/brown instead of dark brown and the off white, slightly red stem.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Pine Bolete
Scientific Name Boletus pinophilus
Season Start Aug
Season End Oct
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

White when very young turning dark grey/brown until becoming mainly red with maturity. It is usually more red than brown which can be the only way to differentiate it from the Penny Bun.

Pores

Has tiny white pores which will yellow with age.

Stem

The stem can be tapering, parallel or barrel shaped but is always quite stout and is usually off white to slightly red/orange with white, mesh like reticulation.

Flesh

White, firm flesh.

Habitat

With pines but will grow with other coniferous trees. Mainly found in Scotland.

Possible Confusion

The Penny bun, pictured, or the Summer Bolete both look very similar, the Pine Bolete has a more red cap than the dark brown of the Penny Bun or lighter grey/brown of the Summer Bolete.

Spore Print

Olive Brown. Ellipsoid.

Taste / Smell

Strong and mushroomy.

Frequency

Not common apart from in Scotland.

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