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Boletus badius.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Barna tinóru, Bay Bolete, Bolet bai, Cèpe des châtaigniers, Maronenröhrling
Boletus badius 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7214
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Boletus badius 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7215
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Boletus badius F Mushroom
Ref No: 7217
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Boletus badius Fr. syn. Xerocomus badius (Fr.) Kühn. Bay Boletus, Bolet bai, Cèpe des châtaigniers, Maronenröhrling, Barna tinóru, Boleto baio, Kastanjeboleet. Cap 4–14cm, bay to dark brick-colour later flushed ochraceous brown, downy when young, soon becoming smooth and polished, slightly viscid in wet weather. Stem 45–125 x 8–40mm, concolorous with cap or paler, surface slightly cottony. Flesh white to lemon-yellow on cutting becoming faintly blue particularly in stem apex and above tubes, vinaceous in cap. Taste and smell mild and mushroomy. Tubes cream to lemon-yellow, bruising bluish green. Pores large, readily bruising blue-green. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 13–15 x 4.5–5.5µ. Habitat in mixed woods. Season autumn. Common throughout British Isles. Edible – very good and usually free of maggots. Distribution, America and Europe.

Mushroom Recipes
Bottled or Canned Mushrooms
Ceps with Paprika
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Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 11 August 2014

Boletus badius
Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 03 August 2014

Boletus badius
Rachel Dyson (United Kingdom) - 01 December 2011

Forraged early November 2011, Thetford forest.
Boletus badius
Zuzana Pivkova (United Kingdom) - 11 September 2011

Foraged on Sumday 11th Septmber 2011 in Foxhall, Ipswich.
Boletus badius
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 13 March 2009

Liubomyr Kozhan
Boletus badius
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 05 February 2009

Hungarian name, Barna tinoru
Boletus badius
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 15 December 2008

Boletus badius
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 12 December 2008

Boletus badius
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