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

synonyms: Bolet comestible, Cep, Cpe de Bordeaux, Champignon polonais, King Bolete, Penny Bun, Porcini, Steinpilz
Boletus edulis 8 Mushroom
Ref No: 7235
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Boletus edulis field Mushroom
Ref No: 7236
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Boletus edulis field2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7237
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Boletus edulis var aurantio ruber Mushroom
Ref No: 7239
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Boletus edulis var aurantio ruber3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7240
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Boletus edulis Mushroom
Ref No: 7241
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Boletus edulis4 Mushroom
Ref No: 7243
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Boletus edulis5 Mushroom
Ref No: 7244
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Boletus edulis6 Mushroom
Ref No: 7245
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Cep Richard Scott Mushroom
Ref No: 20724
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Bulbous base of stem, Simple stem
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Boletus edulis Bull. ex Fr. Steinpilz Cpe de Bordeaux, Bolet comestible, Champignon polonais, King Bolete, Porcini, Cep or Penny Bun, Borowik prawdziwy. Cap 820(30)cm, brown often with a whitish bloom at first gradually lost on expanding leaving a white line at the margin, smooth and dry initially becoming greasy, in wet weather slightly viscid and polished. Stem 30230 x 3070(110)mm, robust, pallid with white net. Flesh white, unchanging, flushed dirty straw-colour or vinaceous in cap. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes white becoming grey-yellow. Pores small and round, similarly coloured. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 1417 x 4.55.5. Habitat coniferous, broad-leaved or mixed woodland. Season summer to late autumn. Common. Edible excellent. Distribution, America and Europe. This fungus is perhaps the most important edible species, it can often be found on sale in continental markets. Commercially it is dried and used as flavouring for soups.
Comment Var. aurantio-ruber Dick & Snell differs in its ferruginous-red cap, and pores staining yellow-olive when bruised.


Mushroom Recipes
Baked Cep Stuffed with Haggis
Bottled or Canned Mushrooms
Ceps with Paprika
Stuffed Ceps
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douglas nagel (South Africa) - 14 January 2014

Fly Agaric found at Simonsberg Cape Town
Cep Richard Scott
douglas nagel (South Africa) - 14 January 2014

found at Simonsberg Cape Town Porcini
Cep Richard Scott
Vanessa Tarasuk (United States) - 11 September 2013

Found in Massachusetts in Mid-september
Cep Richard Scott
Danitos T (Romania) - 08 July 2013

Found in Transylvania, Romania, June 2013
Cep Richard Scott
Danitos T (Romania) - 08 July 2013

Romania, near Cluj-Napoca
Cep Richard Scott
Carmelo Prats Crespo (Spain) - 20 February 2013

Bronchales (España)
Cep Richard Scott
Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 19 December 2012

Ioana Tudor, Romania, 19 decembrie 2012
Cep Richard Scott
Jeffrey Reichman (United States) - 28 August 2012

Found under spruce in Upstate NY.
Cep Richard Scott
Rachel Dyson (United Kingdom) - 05 December 2011

A basket of joy from a winter's afternoon forage. December 3rd 2011, Thetford Forest.
Cep Richard Scott
Rachel Dyson (United Kingdom) - 30 November 2011

Forraged in Thetford Forest 5th November 2011 (was extremely tasty)
Cep Richard Scott
Oleg Bezyazychny (Russian Federation) - 09 November 2011

September 2010
Cep Richard Scott
Rachel Dyson (United Kingdom) - 14 September 2011

Found in Thetford Forest 13 September 2011
Cep Richard Scott
khalifa thiam (United Kingdom) - 10 August 2011

Boletus edulis
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 30 June 2011

Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) Found in Ukrainian Charpathians in September 2010
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 30 June 2011

Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) September 2010
Cep Richard Scott
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

Oct 2004, New Forest
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 04 June 2011

Found in Ukrainian Charpathians 08 August 2010
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 04 June 2011

Found in Ukrainian Charpathians 08 August 2010
Cep Richard Scott
Dan Stilwell (United States) - 24 October 2010

My first King Bolete find. It was awesome with garlic and butter.
Cep Richard Scott
Sebastian Ader (United Kingdom) - 27 September 2010

Hampshire
Cep Richard Scott
nesko simic (United Kingdom) - 02 September 2010

Five conjoined and tasty musrooms
Cep Richard Scott
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 25 August 2010

29/07/2010 Dziemiany Kaszuby
Cep Richard Scott
Jon Bemrose (United Kingdom) - 24 September 2009

Boletus Edulis. Galloway Forest, Scotland. Over 700 grammes. Cap approx. 170mm
Cep Richard Scott
Aaron Elyk (Canada) - 26 August 2009

The harvest.
Cep Richard Scott
Aaron Elyk (Canada) - 26 August 2009

Harvested mid July 2009
Cep Richard Scott
Aaron Lee (New Zealand) - 01 July 2009

From Hagley Park Christchurch New Zealand
Cep Richard Scott
nesko simic (United Kingdom) - 07 February 2009

Berks
Cep Richard Scott
nesko simic (United Kingdom) - 04 February 2009

Berks
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 11 January 2009

Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) Found in Ukrainian Charpathians in late september
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 11 January 2009

Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 22 November 2008 Found in Ukrainian Charpathians in late september
Cep Richard Scott
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 11 January 2009

Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) Found in middle october
Cep Richard Scott
Paul McHugh (United States) - 11 November 2008

I found this mushroom in Lincoln Massachusetts in late june.
Cep Richard Scott
tim hale (United Kingdom) - 09 October 2008

Found in Gisburn forest, Lancashire.
Cep Richard Scott
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