Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Boletaceae
Species: Boletus edulis Bull.
Synonyms: Boletus betulicola
Boletus bulbosus
Boletus citrinus
Boletus edulis f. betulicola
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. elephantinus
Boletus edulis var. laevipes
Boletus edulis var. trisporus
Boletus elephantinus
Boletus persoonii
Boletus solidus
Leccinum edule
Leccinum elephantinum
Common Name: Cep


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Boletus edulisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (143)
Quercus (33)
Pinus sylvestris (12)
Picea sitchensis (8)
Betula pendula (6)
Tilia (4)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (4)
Tilia x vulgaris (2)
Quercus petraea (2)
Pinus (2)
Abies procera (2)
Abies alba (2)
Pinus contorta (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)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (84)
Soil Mossy (18)
Soil Grassy (15)
Soil Leaves (11)
Soil Needle (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (15)
March (3)
June (1)
July (5)
August (12)
September (44)
October (62)
November (31)
December (2)