Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Boletaceae
Species: Boletus luridiformis var. luridiformis Rostk.
Synonyms: Boletus erythropus
Boletus erythropus var. erythropus
Boletus luridiformis
Boletus luridus erythropus
Boletus luridus erythropus
Boletus luridus var. erythropus
Common Name: Scarletina Bolete


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Boletus luridiformis var. luridiformisPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
Photographer: Roy Anderson

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (95)
Quercus (23)
Pinus sylvestris (14)
Quercus petraea (10)
Abies procera (6)
Betula pendula (6)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (4)
Beech (3)
Tilia x europaea (2)
Picea sitchensis (2)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Taxus baccata (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees (14)
Woodland: mixed (14)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (11)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (8)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (6)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (6)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (6)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (5)
Woodland (3)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (50)
Soil Grassy (36)
Soil Mossy (15)
Soil Leaves (5)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Soil Needle (2)
Stump (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (4)
June (4)
July (4)
August (44)
September (56)
October (18)
November (10)