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Thanks, again. I couldn't narrow it down to the species name, so I am just going to name it Leccinum Sp.
Have a look at this.It should interest you.http://www.abfg.org/bap/viewtopic.php?f=...
Please have a look at these keys to Leccinum.Not forgetting theseare European.http://www.entoloma.nl/html/leccinum_eng...
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.
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.
Why are you unconvinced that it is a Leccinum?
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!
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/...
Spotted on Sep 20, 2008 Submitted on Jun 13, 2013
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