Although not poisonous this mushroom is so bitter it will ruin any dish you put it in.
|Common Names||Rooting Bolete (EN), Cap Tyllog Gwreiddiog (CY), Gorzkoborowik Korzeniasty (PL), Kesernyés Tinóru (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Caloboletus radicans|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||20|
Off white to grey/brown, darkening with age. Can get very big and uneven and will show cracking on the surface of the cap.
Lemon yellow at the top becoming pale red or brown and ‘dirtier’ towards the swollen, slightly rooting base. The stem has a light coloured mesh which is best seen towards the top.
Other Boletes, particularly Bitter Beech Bolete (Caloboletus calopus), pictured.
Taste / Smell