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Boletus rubellus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Piros tinóru
Boletus rubellus Mushroom
Ref No: 7323
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Boletus rubellus Krombh. Piros tinóru. Cap 3-8cm across, broadly convex then flattened; scarlet red when young, becoming dull olivaceous red with age, margin often yellowish; dry and velvety, finally glabrous, and often areolate. Tubes dull yellow. Pores lemon yellow then greenish yellow, bruising blue. Stem 40-80 x 4-8mm, equal; bright yellow at apex, shading to bright rose red or scarlet below, with yellow basal mycelium. Flesh yellowish, staining blue when cut. Odor pleasant. Taste slightly soapy. Spores subellipsoid, 10-13 x 4-5µ. Deposit olive-brown. Habitat often gregarious in grassy woodlands, especially oak. Found in Europe and the northeastern United States. Season July-September. Edible but often maggoty. Comment This is one of a complex of very closely related species, often separable only with microscopic examination.

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 17 June 2012

Boletus rubellus
Jenny Campbell (United States) - 11 September 2011

Hello fellow shroomers--please help confirm that this boletus rubellus. Found in oak leaves in mountainous area of upstate SC. Spore print is olive greenish. Turns blue when cut. We are wanting to eat them but want to be sure. Pores are very yellow initial; olive greenish next morning. Pores are soft to touch. Please give us your advice. Thanks! Jenny
Boletus rubellus
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 02 September 2011

Hungarian name, Piros tinoru
Boletus rubellus
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

Oct 2004 New Forest
Boletus rubellus
Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 06 April 2011

Found and photo by Marjan Kustera - Serbia,Vranje district 06.IV.2011.
Boletus rubellus
Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 11 February 2011

Boletus rubellus
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