Larch Bolete - Suillus grevillei


    Variously coloured pale yellow, daffodil yellow, bright chrome yellow or bright rusty yellow, the cap of the Larch Bolete is very viscid when wet and remain shiny even in dry weather. It is 4 to 12cm across at maturity, and expanding until almost flat (occasionally conical or with a marked raised central area, known as an umbo), the caps of large specimens of this conspicuous bolete are quite often somewhat wavy at the margin. A woolly white veil covers the pores of young specimens. At first lemon yellow, the angular pores take on a cinnamon tint as the fruiting body matures. When bruised, the pores turn rusty brown.

    Identification difficulty

    In grassland under Larch trees.

    When to see it

    June to October in Britain.

    Life History

    Suillus grevillei is ectomycorrhizal with Larch.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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