Penny bun, photo by Arthur Kaljas 1/1

Penny bun (cep) Boletus edulis

Iconic fungi you may find within a woodland habitat.

When identifying a penny bun look for:

•    Fawn coloured cap, usually with a paler margin.
•    Pores under the cap which are white but become yellowish.
•    A brown-streaked stem, fatter in the middle.

It must not:

•    Turn blue when the flesh is cut.
•    Have a cap diameter less than 6cm.

Conservation status

Widespread

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Did you know? Woods that are well-established with a wide variety of native species of trees and shrubs tend to have the longest fungus list
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