Blushing Bolete

Leccinum roseofractum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Blushing Bolete Leccinum roseofractum Watling syn. L. pulchrum Lannoy & Estadès (illustrated 25% life size) Cap 7–13cm across; umber to brownish-black; greasy then dry, splitting into small scales at the centre. Stem 80×25mm; white with mouse-grey scales, gradually darkening towards the base. Flesh white, turning coral then vinaceous on cutting; taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes white, becoming flushed slightly ochraceous. Pores colouring similar to tubes. Spores 15.5–17.5×5–5.5¼, subfusiform. Spore print ochraceous walnut-brown. Habitat with birch; autumn. Occasional. Edible but not worthwhile.

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