Leccinum quercinum

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Leccinum quercinum

October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Orange Oak Bolete

Cap

Convex, finely felty, then smooth, margin overhanging, brick red, chestnut brown or date brown, to about 20 cm across

Pores

White then buff, bruising pinkish brown

Stem

Equal or slightly club shaped, whitish, with rust to brown scales, especially towards the base

Flesh

Firm, whitish, bruising pinkish in the cap, greyish then blackish in the stem

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent in southern England

Habitat

With oak

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to spindle-shaped (13-16) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, excellent

Additional Photographs

Leccinum quercinum

October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leccinum quercinum

October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin