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Leccinum Sp.

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8 Comments

zhabiz
zhabiz 7 years ago

Thanks, again. I couldn't narrow it down to the species name, so I am just going to name it Leccinum Sp.

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 7 years ago

Have a look at this.It should interest you.
http://www.abfg.org/bap/viewtopic.php?f=...

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 7 years ago

Please have a look at these keys to Leccinum.Not forgetting these
are European.
http://www.entoloma.nl/html/leccinum_eng...

zhabiz
zhabiz 7 years ago

At first I was unconvinced, because I looked at some pictures of L. scabrum and they didn't look similar to my spotting. Then after more explanation by LennyWorthington, and further search by myself, I was convinced that it is a Leccinum Sp. Thank you both, gully.moy, and LennyWorthington for your help and effort on convincing me.
I think my spotting looks more like Leccinum carpini, and Leccinum holopus. Could you two please tell me what you think about these two species? Thanks.

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 7 years ago

This is certainly leccinum.Birch Bolete has taken many turns over the years as mycologists have become better.It has many shapes and color forms.When I first started to have an interest in fungi in England it was Boletus Scabrum.Then many names and several species over the years,but now I think it's back to one species.There is only one way to tell for sure and thats by looking at the spores with a microscope.In the field cutting in half is a good way to tell one bolete from another as many change color.NEVER eat if you dont know.Habitat can also be a factor,if in deep shade the cap can be very dark but in the open very pale,but of course under or near Betula species.

gully.moy
gully.moy 7 years ago

Why are you unconvinced that it is a Leccinum?

zhabiz
zhabiz 7 years ago

It sure looks tasty, but I'm still not convinced that it is a Leccinum. So I wouldn't check it up on the Bolete edibility rules. It passes those rules, though!

gully.moy
gully.moy 7 years ago

Leccinum species. Looks like L. scabrum to me the Birch Bolete, but I don't know the genus well. One way or another it looks tasty - read up on the Bolete edibility rules and if it passes I'd fry it up!

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/...

zhabiz
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zhabiz

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 20, 2008
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

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