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mushroom foraging guide Orange birch roughstalk

Names

Common: Orange birch roughstalk, Orange birch bolete

Latin: Leccinum versipelle

Edibility

Edibility:Good

Eating notes: Slice thinly before drying ( as with most large mushrooms)

Preserving: Can be dried. 

Season

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Description

Cap: 8-20cm orange slightly flety or scaley. Can has a slight overhanging margin

Stem: Off white and tall with small balck scales

Tubes: pale grey to ochre. Adnex

Pores: Grey to ochre

Spores: Walnut brown

Flesh: White and firm. Slowly turns wine coloured and eventually black on cutting.

Habitat: On the ground with Birch trees

Frequency: Common