8 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, finely downy, chestnut brown to pinkish brown, to about 20 cm across
Lemon yellow, bruising blue
Stout, decorated with a fine network pattern, yellow at the apex, yellow then pinkish brown elsewhere
Firm, pale yellow
Pleasant, like smoked bacon when dried
Late summer to autumn
Infrequent in southern England, rare elsewhere
In deciduous woods, usually with oak
Spores ellipsoidal to sub-fusiform, smooth (12-15) x (3.5-4.5) µm2
Edible, but should not be collected due to its rarity
14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
19 August 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.