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|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Hortiboletus rubellus|
|Synonyms||Boletus versicolor, Boletus rubellus, Xerocomellus rubellus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
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.