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Ruby Bolete

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These are fairly rare mushrooms in the UK and as they also have a soapy taste they are best left for photographs.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Boletus versicolor
Scientific Name Boletus / Hortiboletus Rubellus
Season Start Aug
Season End Oct
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.

Cap

Scarlet red fading to olivaceous red, dry and slightly velvety. Starting convex but flattening out with age.

Pores

Yellow pores that fade a bit greenish with age and bruise blue slowly.

Stem

Red with a yellow top under the capĀ  and yellow mycelial threads.

Flesh

Yellowish staining blue when cut with red to pink just under the cap cuticle.

Habitat

Grassy woodland or or parks and gardens particularly with oak sometimes with beech.

Possible Confusion

A fairly distinctive mushroom with a couple of rare lookalikes in the Bolete family.

Spore Print

Olive-brown. Subfusiform to subellipsoid.

Taste / Smell

Soapy, not worthwhile.

Frequency

Fairly rare.

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