Peppery Bolete - Chalciporus piperatus


The cap shows a rusty brown over a yellowish base colour and is 2 to 7 cm. The pores beneath are also rusty brown to cinnamon in colour. The stalk (stipe) is similar in colour to the cap, but almost pure yellow at the base.

Identification difficulty

Under Birch and occasionally with conifers.  It is thought to have an association with Amanita muscaria and that species will often be found nearby.”

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread and fairly common in Britain in suitable locations.

VC55 Status

Fairly common 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