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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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07 July, 2012

Cep (Boletus edulis)

Cep (Boletus edulis) by Peter Orchard
Cep (Boletus edulis), a photo by Peter Orchard on Flickr.

Cep is the common name of Boletus edulis but also has the local name in England of Penny Bun, the cap looking much like a traditional bakers bun! Cep is common in woodlands during the summer and in to late autumn occuruing in both coniferous or broad-leaved woodlands. In this country we are used to buying varieties of mushrooms in our supermarkets but in continental Europe Cep is much more likely to be seen on sale in markets and shops. It is, however, graown commercially in this country to produce 'mushroom' flavourings for soups and the like.

So, it is edible and, without knowing it, I have probably eaten them!
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Find out more about Cep in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Cep?vdt=species_ma...