Speckled oak tree (Neoboletus erythropus) photo and description

Speckled oak (Neoboletus erythropus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Neoboletus
  • Species: Neoboletus erythropus (Speckled Oak)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Poddubnik
  • Red-legged bolette

Other names:

  • Poddubnik

  • Boletus grain-footed

  • Red-legged bolette

  • Boletus erythropus

Speckled oak (Boletus erythropus)


The hat with a diameter of 5-15 (20) cm is hemispherical, pillow-shaped, dry, matte, velvety, later - smooth, chestnut-brown, red-brown, black-brown, with a light edge, darkens when pressed.

The tubular layer is yellow-olive, later - red-orange, turns blue when pressed.

Spore powder olive brown.

The stem is 5-10 cm long and 2-3 cm in diameter, tuberous, barrel-shaped, later thickened towards the base, yellow-red with spotted small dark red scales, specks, solid or full.

The flesh is dense, fleshy, bright yellow, in the leg - reddish, quickly turns blue on the cut


Speckled oak tree grows in August-September (in the south - from the end of May) in deciduous and coniferous (with spruce) forests, rarely in the middle lane


Speckled oak tree - edible (category 2) or conditionally edible mushroom (boiling for about 15 minutes).