Genera & Species

B. lignicola

Buchwaldoboletus Pil?t

Two species are known in Europe. Saprotrophic on dead wood of conifers, one species probably mycoparasite on Phaeolus schweinitzii. Fruitbody boletoid. Cap dry. Pores and tubes yellow to olivaceous yellow. Flesh whitish or yellowish, unchanging or blueing slightly.

Buchwaldoboletus lignicola (Kallenb.) Pil?t


Cap up to 10 cm, at first hemispherical then expanding to convex, ochraceous, beige or light brown, velvety, distinctly dry even in wet weather, unchanging when bruised; cap margin inrolled for a long time. Stipe cylindrical or spindle-shaped, usually tapering towards the base, mostly concolorous with the cap, but sometimes yellow in the upper parts. Flesh yellowish, slightly blueing above the tubes. Tubes at first bright yellow, then olivaceous yellow, unchanging when exposed to air. Pores bright yellow, unchanging when bruised. Smell not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores 6.5–10.5 ? 3–4.5 ?m.

Habitat. Coniferous forests, associated with dead stumps of pines (Pinus), larch (Larix) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga); probably also a mycoparasite on Phaeolus schweinitzii.

Distribution. Widespread in Europe, but rare throughout.

Similarity. Xerocomus badius also grows sometimes on dead hardwood. It is however distinguished by the viscid cap cuticle and differently coloured fruitbodies.


Buchwaldoboletus lignicola

Fruitbody of Buchwaldoboletus lignicola. (photo M. Mik??k)

Buchwaldoboletus lignicola

Fruitbody of Buchwaldoboletus lignicola. (photo M. Mik??k)

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Fruitbody of Buchwaldoboletus lignicola - lower side. (photo M. Mik??k)

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Cap surface of Buchwaldoboletus lignicola. (photo M. Mik??k)

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Buchwaldoboletus lignicola - detail of the pores. Note the rusty tint developing with age. (photo M. Mik??k)

Buchwaldoboletus lignicola

Flesh of Buchwaldoboletus lignicola. (photo M. Mik??k)

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Buchwaldoboletus lignicola. Note the fainth blueing above the tubes. (photo M. Mik??k)

Important literature

Alessio, C.L. 1985. Boletus Dill. ex L. (sensu lato). – In: Fungi Europaei. Vol. 2. Pp. 1–705. Libreria editrice Biella Giovanna, Saronno.

Estad?s, A. & Lannoy, G. 2004. Les bolets europ?ens. – Bulletin Mycologique et Botanique Dauphin?-Savoie 44(3): 3–79.

Galli, R. 1998. I Boleti. Atlante pratico-monographico per la determinazione dei boleti. Edinatura, Milano.

Knudsen, H. & Vesterholt, J. [eds.]. 2008. Funga Nordica. Nordsvamp, Kopenhagen.

Lannoy, G. & Estad?s, A. 2001. Les Bolets. Flore mycologique d’Europe. Documents Mycologiques M?moire Hors s?rie no. 6. Pp. 1–163. Association d’?cologie et de Mycologie, Lille.

Mik??k, M. 2010. [Buchwaldoboletus lignicola and B. sphaerocephalus in the Czech Republic.]. – Mykologick? Sborn?k 87(3–4): 55–65 + figs 47–51. (In Czech; available online on

Mu?oz, J.A. 2005. Boletus s. l. – In: Fungi Europaei. Vol. 1. Pp. 1–951. Edizioni Candusso, Alassio.

Ortiz-Santana, B. & Both, E.E. 2011. A preliminary survey of the genus Buchwaldoboletus. – Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 40: 1–14. (available online)

Pil?t, A. 1969. Buchwaldoboletus. Genus novum Boletacearum. – Friesia 9: 217–218. (the paper on; off-site link to the entire issue of the journal)

Pil?t, A. & Dermek, A. 1974. Hr?bovit? huby. ?eskoslovensk? hr?bovit? a sliziakovit? huby (Boletaceae – Gomphidiaceae). Veda, Bratislava.

Szczepka, M.Z. & Sok?l, S. 1984. Buchwaldoboletus lignicola (Kallenb.) Pil?t and Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat. – das Problem ihres gemeinsamen Auftretens. – Zeitschrift f?r Mykologie 50: 95–99.

?utara, J., Mik??k, M. & Janda, V. 2009. H?ibovit? houby. ?eled’ Boletaceae a rody Gyrodon, Gyroporus, Boletinus a Suillus. Academia, Praha.

Watling, R. & Hills, A.E. 2005. Boletes and their allies (revised and enlarged edition). – In: Henderson, D.M., Orton, P.D. & Watling, R. [eds]. British Fungus Flora. Agarics and boleti. Vol. 1. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.