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Xerocomellus chrysenteron, also known as Boletus chrysenteron or Red cracking bolete, is one of the smaller less fleshy boletes. It has a convex, red-brown cap, with skin that tends to crack, revealing a red layer. The mushroom grows with deciduous trees on well-drained, humus-rich soil.
convex, becoming broadly convex or almost flat, red-brown, often with red edge. The surface is often cracked showing a red underlayer. Pores
pale yellow at first, later yellow to olive and stain slightly blue when cut or bruised. Stem
constant in diameter throughout its length, sometimes tapering to pinched base, solid, upper part yellow, lower part pinkish-reddish. The base is purplish-red. The basal mycelium is white to yellowish. The stem has no ring. Spore print
Spores are elongated and smooth, measuring 12-16.5 x 4.5-7µm.
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