A rare toxic Bolete, although it is quite poisonous, no fatalities have been recorded in the UK.
|Common Names||Satans Bolete, Devil's Bolete|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Rubroboletus satanas|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||13|
|Average Cap width (CM)||22|
Convex but often rough and undulating. Off-white with light tan, buff, sometimes with red tones and can crack when dry.
Swollen towards the base, red/orange turning chrome yellow towards the top. Usually covered in a fine red reticulation or mesh.
The Bitter Beech Bolete, Caloboletus Calopus, pictured, has yellow pores.
The Lurid Bolete, Suillellus luridus, looks similar but tends to have a darker cap and the stem is not as bulbous.
Rubroboletus legaliae looks very similar but has red or pink tones in the grey cap.