Matt Bolete - Boletus pruinatus


Cap is 4 to 10 cm, chestnut or dark red-brown and slightly scurfy. The stem is yellow and covered in minute red dots. The flesh in cap and stem is bright yellow when cut, in striking contrast with the reddish surface colours.  The tubes are lemon yellow.

Identification difficulty

Mixed woodland, associating with beech and other broad-leaved trees.

When to see it

July to November.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, but not particularly common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Charnwood but seldom recorded in the east.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map