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Penny bun

Boletus edulis


With a slightly greasy penny-bun-like surface texture, the yellow-brown to reddish-brown caps of Boletus edulis range from 10 to 30cm diameter at maturity. The margin is usually a lighter colour than the rest of the cap; and when cut, the cap flesh remains white, with no hint of bluing. The tubes are pale yellow or olive-brown and are easily removed from the cap; they end in very small white or yellowish pores. When cut or bruised, the pores and tubes of Boletus edulis do not change colour .A faint white net pattern is generally visible on the cream background of the stem, most noticeably near the apex. Clavate or barrel-shaped, the stem of a Boletus edulis is 10 to 20cm tall and up to 10cm in diameter at its widest point. The stem flesh is white and solid.


Boletus edulis grows on soil beneath trees, notably beech and birch, and less commonly oaks as well as pines, spruces and occasionally other conifers.


Spotted in a mixed forest on a hiking trail in Frieswijk, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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Overijssel, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 16, 2020
Submitted on Oct 3, 2020

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