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Leccinum versipelle.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Bolet changeant, Heide-Rotkappe, Kormostönkű érdestinóru, Orange Birch Bolete
Leccinum versipelle 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9349
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Leccinum versipelle Field Mushroom
Ref No: 9350
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Leccinum versipelle Mushroom
Ref No: 9351
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Leccinum versipelle (Fr. & Hök) Snell. syn. L. testaceoscabrum (Secr.) Sing. syn. Boletus versipellis Fr. & Hök. Orange Birch Boletus, Bolet changeant, Heide Rotkappe, Kormostönkű érdestinóru (-tinóru), Oranje berkeboleet. Cap 8–20cm, tawny orange, slightly downy at first becoming smooth, dry to very slightly viscid, the margin overhanging the pores. Stem up to 200 x 15–40mm, white or greyish covered with woolly brownish-black scales. Flesh white then dark vinaceous, but blue-green in stem base, finally blackish. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes white to buff, vinaceous on cutting. Pores small, mouse-grey at first later ochraceous, bruising vinaceous. Spore print ochraceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 12.5–154–5um. Habitat with birch in scrub or open woodland. Season summer to autumn. Common. Edible – good. Found In Europe.

Mushroom Recipes
Baked Cep Stuffed with Haggis
Ceps with Paprika
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Irena Adams (United States) - 21 September 2015

Grows in tundra of Aleutians, Alaska, August to mid October. There are no trees on the island, usually found on sunny side of grass hills.
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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 20 June 2011

New Forest August 2010
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Ricky Rasquedo (United Kingdom) - 15 June 2011

Found growing under silver birch in North Wales, Sept 2010.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 29 April 2011

Beautiful one I find.Common in Serbia.Edible Photo taken by Marjan Kustera, SERBIA,Vranje district.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 24 February 2011

Kalisz kaszubski.Poland
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Richard Oakley (United Kingdom) - 25 September 2010

Richard Oakley, Epping Forest, UK, 24 Sept 2010
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nesko simic (United Kingdom) - 06 February 2009

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