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.
|Common Names||Pine Bolete, Cap Tyllog Pinwydd (CY), Borowik Sosnowy (PL), Vörösbarna Vargánya (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Boletus pinophilus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
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.
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.
Olive Brown. Ellipsoid.
Taste / Smell
Strong and mushroomy.
Not common apart from in Scotland.