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Boletus edulis

   (Family: Bolbitiaceae)
   
Common name: Cep, Penny Bunn EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Choice
Size: 50 - 50 mm
Colour:
Dingy brown (Sordid)
Spore bearing structure:   Pores
Spore colour:
Olive or green
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Pleasant and mildly mushroomy smell - Edible and tasty.
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
It is a large mushroom with a greasy to tacky, bald, brown cap and a meaty, swollen stem that features fine reticulation. The pore surface is initially white, with "stuffed" pores but as the mushroom matures the pores become more visible and the pore surface becomes greenish yellow. The flesh does not change color when the mushroom is sliced, and its surfaces do not bruise on handling.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Pileus (Cap) decorations: glabrous
Gill attachment: none
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: none
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Convex, flattening. Fawn to a dull light brown. Margin smooth. Surface smooth and dry initially, becoming greasy with age. In wet weather, becoming slightly viscid and shiny.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: clavate
Stem base: bulbous
Annulus: none
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  70mm-19mm long x 15mm-55mm at apex, swelling towards base. White reticulations on a fawn background. Ring absent
 
 
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
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.
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