Leccinum versipelle

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Leccinum versipelle

15 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Orange Birch Bolete

Cap

Convex, finely felty, then smooth, margin overhanging, tawny orange, to about 20 cm across

Pores

Whitish, bruising reddish brown

Stem

Club shaped, whitish, with blackish scales

Flesh

Firm, white, soon wine red, then black

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On soil with birch

Spore Print

Ochre brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle-shaped (13-18) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, good