Cep - Boletus edulis

    Alt Name
    Penny Bun

    With its slightly greasy surface and 'Penny Bun' surface texture, the yellow-brown to reddish-brown caps of Boletus edulis range from 10 to 30 cm 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 (seen when the cap is broken or sliced) are whitish to pale yellow and are easily removed from the cap; they end in very small white or yellowish pores.

    Identification difficulty

    On soil beneath trees, notably Beech and less commonly Oak. It is frequently found at the edge of clearings in broad-leaved and coniferous woodland.

    When to see it

    June to October

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map