Bay Bolete - Boletus badius

Description

This pored mushroom gets its name from the colour of its cap. It grows to 14 cm with a cap diameter of 18 cm. The pores are pale yellow which, like the flesh, stain blue if cut or bruised.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in mixed woodlands.

When to see it

Autumn

UK Status

It is relatively common throughout much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map