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Fungi  Bay Bolete

Bay Bolete - Photo  Copyright 2001 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
September to November is the best time to go looking for fungi. The warm, damp conditions are ideal for fruiting.

Latin name: Xerocomus badius

Size: The cap is approximately 12cms in diameter.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: August to November.

Habitat: Found in coniferous woods especially beneath spruce and pine trees.

Special features: The bay bolete has a chocolate brown velvety cap. The stem and spongy tubes under the cap are yellow.

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