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Leccinum versipelle   (Orange Scaber-stalk Bolete)
Family
Boletaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 8-20 cm diameter, stem 8-20 cm tall * 1.5-4 cm thick
Edibility

Description
This large or massive bolete, that can weigh up to 1.5 kg and has a distinctive orange cap, grayish yellow pores and a scaly stem; it grows solitary or in small scattered groups on soil specifically under birch trees and on heaths.

Cap clear orange or red brown. Round to start with, then oval and finally convex. Grainy or smooth as dry, and sticky when damp. The orange cap skin hangs down over the margin. Pores are circular and small. They are at first whitish, then buff, darkening rust where bruised. Tubes are similarly colored as the pores, wine colored where cut, and depressed. Spores are ocher-brown. Stem black tufts on a gray-white base that get sparser with age and often thicker at the base. The mushroom has no ring.

Leccinum versipelle on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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