Leccinum variicolor

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Leccinum variicolor

September 1998 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, felty, becoming smooth with age, dark grey mottled with sepia, to about 10 cm across

Pores

Whitish, brusing pink

Stem

Club shaped, whitish, decorated with dark scales, brusing green

Flesh

Pink in the cap, blue green in the stem base

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With birch

Spore Print

Ochraceous buff

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle-shaped (13-21) x (4.5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Additional Photographs

Leccinum variicolor

14 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin