These are fairly rare mushrooms in the UK and as they also have a soapy taste they are best left for photographs.
|Common Names||Ruby Bolete (EN), Cap Tyllog Rhuddem (CY), Parkogrzybek Czerwonawy (PL), Piros Tinóru (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Hortiboletus rubellus|
|Synonyms||Boletus versicolor, Boletus rubellus, Xerocomellus rubellus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Scarlet red fading to olivaceous red, dry and slightly velvety. Starting convex but flattening out with age.
A fairly distinctive mushroom with a couple of rare lookalikes in the Bolete family.
Olive-brown. Subfusiform to subellipsoid.
Taste / Smell
Soapy, not worthwhile.
Just came home from holiday to find quite a few beautiful ruby bolete mushrooms on my lawn.