Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Boletaceae
Species: Boletus edulis Bull.
Synonyms: Boletus betulicola
Boletus edulis f. arcticus
Boletus edulis f. betulicola
Boletus edulis f. laevipes
Boletus edulis forma arcticus
Boletus edulis forma laevipes
Boletus edulis subsp. trisporus
Boletus edulis var. arcticus
Boletus edulis var. betulicola
Boletus edulis var. bulbosus
Boletus edulis var. laevipes
Boletus edulis var. trisporus
Boletus solidus
Leccinum edule
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:
Fagus sylvatica (140)
Quercus (33)
Pinus sylvestris (12)
Picea sitchensis (8)
Betula pendula (6)
Tilia (4)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (4)
Quercus petraea (2)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (2)
Pinus contorta (2)
Pinus (2)
Abies procera (2)
Abies alba (2)
Beech (2)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (33)
Woodland: mixed (23)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (13)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (10)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (6)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (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 (78)
Soil Mossy (18)
Soil Grassy (15)
Soil Leaves (10)
Larch (Larix) (6)
Soil Needle (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (3)
June (1)
July (4)
August (11)
September (44)
October (62)
November (31)
December (2)