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mushroom foraging guide Red Cracking Bolete

Names

Common: Red Cracking Bolete

Latin: Boletus chrysenteron

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Rather mushy after cooking. Can be blended into soups and sauces.

Preserving: Can be dried. 

Season

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Description

Cap: 4-10cm Brown. initially slightly scurfy, later smooth and cracking.

Stem: Yellow at the apex turning red lower down.

Tubes: Yellow at first. Becoming greenish yellow later.

Pores: Irregularly angular, large.

Spores: Walnut brown

Flesh: Pale yellow in the cap. Red or ochre in the stem base.

Habitat: On the ground with deciduous trees

Frequency: Common