Belongs to: bolete family

Cep Boletus edulis

Also known as: penny bun

Best time to see: Sep to end Oct

Key facts

One of the most highly prized edible fungi, its rounded brown cap looking like a 'penny bun'

A woodland species associated with oak, chestnut, rowan and beech trees, growing to over 20cm in height and spread

Sold dried in packets, used commercially in soups and sold fresh in continental markets

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Tony Gunton