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Today's mushroom is Leccinum aurantiacum (Orange Oak Bolete). The mushroom is Edible. It grows in Europe, North America.
Description: Leccinum aurantiacum, also known as Orange Oak Bolete, is a large or massive bolete that has a bun shaped orange cap, whitish pores and a scaly stem, which is darkening throughout where cut or bruised. It grows solitary or in small scattered groups on soil specifically under aspen.
Cap bright orange skin, at first round like a ball, then ovate or bun-shaped. It is sticky when damp and has, just like Leccinum versipelle, a larger skin that hangs down or is tucked under the margin of the cap. Flesh creamy-white then vinaceous or sepia where cut. Thick and firm. Pores white or cream, darkening vinaceous where bruised, circular. very small. Spores are ochraceous-buff. Stem dirty white, covered with woolly scales in irregular network, at first white then rust, stoutish, more or less equal or swollen towards base. The mushroom has no ring.
Similar species The most similar species is Leccinum versipelle, which differing from Leccinum aurantiacum grows under birch trees.
Leccinum aurantiacu on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Dimensions: Cap 5-10 cm diameter, stem 8-14 cm tall * 1.5-4.5 cm thick
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