Leccinum holopus identification

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Leccinum holopus (Rostk.) Watling syn. Boletus holopus Rostk. Moor-Birkenpilz L-pi -rdestin-ru (-tin-ru) Ghost Bolete. Cap 4-7(10)cm, dirty white to pale buff becoming darker and flushed greenish with age, smooth, viscid when fresh. Stem 80-110-8-15(30)mm, white or pale buff, covered with white scales discolouring cinnamon with age. Flesh soft, white, blue green in stem base, often pink elsewhere or unchanging. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes white to clay-buff. Pores white to buff, flushed cinnamon with age or on bruising. Spore print cinnamon-ochraceous buff. Spores subfusiform, 17.5-20-5.5-6.5m. Habitat amongst sphagnum under birches. Season autumn. Rare. Edible - not worthwhile. Distribution, America and Europe. Thanks to the Pash family for the last picture.

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More info about Leccinum holopus mushroom

Stem type:
Stem much longer than cap diameter
Inedible
Habitat:
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
Europe
North America
Flesh:
Flesh discolours when cut
bruised or damaged
Ghost Bolete, L�pi �rdestin�ru, Moor-Birkenpilz
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Boletales
Family:
Boletaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:33:42

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