Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Boletaceae
Species: Boletus edulis Bull.
Synonyms: Boletus crassus
Boletus edulis f. laevipes
Common Name: Cep
An ectomycorrhizal species
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Boletus edulisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Abies alba (1)
Abies procera (1)
Beech (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Pinus (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Quercus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Tilia (1)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (33)
Woodland: mixed (24)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (13)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (10)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (9)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (6)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Other artificial habitats (4)
Woodland (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Neutral grassland (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (1)
Soil bare (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
June (1)
July (3)
August (11)
September (46)
October (66)
November (32)
December (2)