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AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,989
These are growing on my ‘wild’ lawn area. Russet red caps, orange stems and the flesh turns blue on oxidisation. A type of Bolete?? Anyone familiar? 

My garden and I live in South Wales. 


  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,675
    Not possible to tell exactly from a picture but my best guess would be Boletus luridiformus It grows in any type of woodland, and while it's in grass there I can see plenty of dead leaves in the photo so I take it it is not far from trees. If I could see the bottom of the pores and they were red I would be a little more sure.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,989
    Thanks @Skandi - I will check the pores. Not noticed them before -they seem massive. They are under Holly Trees but have a large Ash tree just outside my property. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    The second is a stunning photograph.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,973

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,989
    Thanks for link @Dovefromabove.
    @Fire - I thought they would make an interesting photo but unfortunately they are all munched. The colours though! They certainly look toxic, the stuff of witches brew! 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
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