Inkstain Bolete - Boletus pulverulentus


Cap 8 to 13 cm. The yellow pores and the reddish marks on the stem, coupled with the intense blueing of the flesh when cut are diagnostic.

Identification difficulty

Usually found under deciduous trees, particularly Oak and Beech.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

UK Status

Fairly widespread in Britain but not very common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map