Sepia Bolete - Boletus porosporus

Alternative names
Xerocomus porosporus

When fully expanded, the caps are up to 8 centimetres in diameter, and are soon cracked or fissured. Varying in colour from putty beige to dull brown, or olivaceous. The pores are narrow, angular, lemon yellow, and darken later. They also bruise blue.

Identification difficulty

In mixed deciduous woods, particularly with Oak, Hornbeam, and Beech.

When to see it


Life History

Grows singly or in small groups.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent 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