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Red-cracking Bolete

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Peter Orchard

A common fungus not only found in woods but also in parks and pastures, especially where beech or larch are nearby.


 

  • Xerocomus chrysenteron: the red-cracking bolete

    Post date: Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 - 21:18

    Many bolete species have a cracked surface to the cap but with some it is an identifying feature. The red-cracking bolete (Xerocomus chrysenteron) has a reddish cap that readily cracks to show the yellow flesh of the pores underneath. This is a common fungus not only found in woods but also in parks and pastures, especially where beech or larch are nearby. Generally a solitary species, although occasionally found in small groups, this can be found from late summer through to early winter.

    It is edible, especially if you like eating sponge!


     

Common Name Red-cracking Bolete
Scientific Name Xerocomus chrysenteron
Species Group Boletes Fungi
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