Observation 212796: Suillellus luridus (Schaeff.) Murrill

When: 2015-08-13

Collection location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England [Click for map]

Who: xlasairian

No specimen available

It has a mushroomy, earthy, porcini-like scent.

The spore print has come through olivaceous, snuff-brown.

The cap is 15cm in diameter, sandy ochre-to-dusky brown, tinged red around the edge of the cap. The pores appear yellow to brown, and when cut in half also appeared brown inside. There is some brown reticulation on the stem. The specimen is 10cm tall. There was some difference in colour upon bruising, turning darker.

Upon bisection, the flesh around the inside of the stem turned a pinkish-red colour, and the flesh of the cap and around the edges of the stem turned a distinctive blue-to-navy colour, which has since faded (see picture).


Suillellus luridus
Suillellus luridus, cap in situ
Suillellus luridus in situ
Suillellus luridus pores and reticulation
Suillellus luridus bisection, note red lining under pores.
Suillellus luridus, detail of removed pores exposing red line underneath.

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