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Leccinum sp.

Leccinum sp.

Description:

Their main distinguishing feature is the small, rigid projections (scabers) that give a rough texture to their stalks. The genus has a widespread distribution, especially in north temperate regions, and contains about 75 species.

Habitat:

Leccinum species are generally found in the woodlands of Europe, Asia, and North America, They form ectomycorrhizal associations with trees and often associate with trees of a specific genus.

Notes:

This genus is generally considered to be edible, however, various species of Leccinum may cause nausea when eaten raw. Poisoning after eating yet-to-be identified members of this genus have been reported in N America. The orange/red-capped species, including L. insigne, are suspected.

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2 Comments

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Thanks CorduneanuVlad! I've not got a great knowledge of trees but next time I take photos I'll try to ID the tree as well, thanks for the hint! :)

CorduneanuVlad
CorduneanuVlad 7 years ago

Leccinum sp.
A good hint in finding out which kind of Leccinum this is, is to see near which kind of tree it's growing, as different types of Leccinum species grow near different trees.

staccyh
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staccyh

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013

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