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Gyroporus castaneus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Cèpe châtain, Chestnut Bolete, Hasenröhrling
Gyroporus castaneus 2 GK Mushroom
Ref No: 7860
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Gyroporus castaneus 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7861
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Gyroporus castaneus Mushroom
Ref No: 7862
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Gyroporus castaneus (Fr.) Quél. Cap Hasenröhrling Cèpe châtain Chestnut Bolete 3-10cm across, broadly convex becoming flatter or shallowly depressed, with the margin often split or flaring in age; color variable, orange to reddish to cinnamon or tawny; dry and slightly downy at first, becoming smoother. Tubes free and deeply sunken around the stem; white becoming yellowish. Pores 1-2 per mm, round to angular. Stem 30-90 x 6-15mm, becoming hollow, fragile, pinched at the base and sometimes bulbous; same color as the cap but often paler toward the top; dry, smooth. Flesh thick, fragile; white. Odor not distinctive. Taste mild. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 8-12.6 x 5-6µ. Deposit pale lemon yellow. Habitat singly, scattered, or in groups, on the ground in oak woods and mixed conifer and hardwood forests. Sometimes quite common. Found in Europe and eastern North America and on the West Coast. Season July-October. Edible - excellent. The first of the photographs was taken by Geoffrey Kibby.

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 13 December 2010

Rezerwat przyrody Zajecze wzgorze Sopot.Poland
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 08 April 2010

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 07 October 2009

Hungarian name, Gesztenyetinoru
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 15 December 2008

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