Belongs to: bolete family

Blue-staining bolete Boletus erythropus

Best time to see: mid Sep to end Oct

Key facts

A striking woodland species with a velvety brown cap, red stem and pores; up to 15cm tall and 20cm across the cap

Found in both coniferous and broad-leaved woods

Edible when cooked; yellow flesh turns bright blue when cut

  • young
  • older, cut

© Tony Gunton

© Tony Gunton