The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
On soil, frequently on sandy banks in deciduous woodland where it is known to be
associated with Alder Alnus glutinosa , Birch Betula spp., Chestnut Castanea sativa , Hazel Corylus avellana , Beech Fagus sylvatica , and Oak Quercus spp. A rarely reported, but widespread, species. Usually found singly and often mistaken as Boletus chrysenteron . Several recent records, all associated with Oak: Penwarne and Budock Water (1997), Heligan (1997), Cabilla Wood near Bodmin (2006) and Bodmin Beacon (2006). This species is on the UK BAP List of Priority Species (2007).
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.