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ChalcIporus piperatus            Peppery Bolete

Caps are 2-8 cm across, smooth to hairy near the margin, yellowish brown to cinnamon or red-brown.  The flesh is white to yellowish, bruising greyish to brownish with a peppery taste. Tubes are reddish-brown. Pores are large and angular.  Stalks are slender, up to 8 cm tall by 8 mm wide, coloured as the cap, striate  and yellow at the base and inside. The spore print is cinnamon.  This common and widespread fruits under conifers often early in the season.  It is also known as Boletus piperatus. Not edible.