Leccinum rigidipes

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Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Leccinum rigidipes P.D. Orton (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 7–12cm across; buff to ochraceous with darker disc; slightly downy or smooth with irregular small scales. Stem 60–100×20–35mm; apex covered in brown scales, gradually becoming darker below. Flesh white, flushing coral in cap; firm; taste and smell not distinctive. Tubes white, becoming buff. Pores small; colouring similar to tubes, bruising dark ochraceous. Spores 18–19×6–6.5¼, subfusiform. Spore print ochraceous walnut-brown. Habitat on wet heaths in association with birch; summer to autumn. Rare. Edible but not worthwhile. Note in my first book this was named L. oxydabile, a misapplied name.

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