Suede Bolete - Boletus subtomentosus


Young caps of Boletus subtomentosus are hemispherical and downy, becoming smooth and sometimes cracking as the fruiting bodies mature. When fully expanded, the caps range from 4 to 8 cm in diameter. The tubes and pores are chrome yellow, darkening with age.

Identification difficulty

Found singly or in small groups under broad leaf trees, mainly in calcareous regions.

When to see it

August to October.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, though not particularly common.

VC55 Status

Occasional 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