Chalciporus piperatus (formerly Boletus piperatus) (Peperboleet (BE) / Peppery bolete (EN) / Pfefferröhrling (DE) / Bolet Poivré (FR) ) is a mushroom of the Boletaceae family. It is one of the smaller boletes (the cap is only 3–6 cm across) and has several features that combine to make it fairly easy to identify. The cap is orange-fawn coloured, sticky when fresh, but soon dry. The pores are brownish-reddish and the poresurface bruises darker brown but not blue. The flesh is lemon-yellow. The spore print is cinnamon. This species is edible but very peppery (see common names!).
Image: Schilde (BE) - 19/09/2010
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