17 August 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Yellow Cracking Bolete
Convex, finely downy, sometimes cracking with age, yellowish, about 4 to 14 cm across
Fine, lemon yellow, brownish with age, darkening on bruising
Club shaped, whitish to pale yellow, with darker flecks, to about 12 cm high and 3.5 cm wide
Pale yellow in the cap, vinaceous then brick on cutting, greyish in the stem, vinaceous on cutting
Late summer to autumn
Frequent in Southern England, rare elsewhere
Ochre with olivaceous flush
Spores ellipsoidal to spindle-shaped, (12-17) x (5-7) µm2
Edible, but should not be collected due to its rarity
5 August 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
August 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.