Leccinum crocipodium

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Leccinum crocipodium

17 August 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Yellow Cracking Bolete

Cap

Convex, finely downy, sometimes cracking with age, yellowish, about 4 to 14 cm across

Pores

Fine, lemon yellow, brownish with age, darkening on bruising

Stem

Club shaped, whitish to pale yellow, with darker flecks, to about 12 cm high and 3.5 cm wide

Flesh

Pale yellow in the cap, vinaceous then brick on cutting, greyish in the stem, vinaceous on cutting

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent in Southern England, rare elsewhere

Habitat

With oak

Spore Print

Ochre with olivaceous flush

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle-shaped, (12-17) x (5-7) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Edible, but should not be collected due to its rarity

Additional Photographs

Leccinum crocipodium

5 August 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leccinum crocipodium

August 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin