Sepia Bolete - Boletus porosporus

    Alt Name
    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

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

    UK Map