Red Cracking Bolete (Xerocomus chrysenteron)

Many bolete have a cracked surface to the cap but with some it is an identifying feature. The Red-Cracking Bolete has a reddish cap that readily cracks to show the yellow flesh of the pores underneath. This is a common fungus not only found in woods but also in parks and pastures, especially where beech or larch are nearby.Generally a solitary species, although occasionally in small grouops, this can be found from late summer through to early winter.
It is edible, especially if you like eating sponge!
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Find out more about the Red Cracking Bolete in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Red-cracking%20Bol...

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