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Orange Oak Bolete

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Autumn Autumn
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Although called an Oak Bolete this mushroom can be found under Poplar, Aspen, Beech or Birch as well, making the identification between other leccinums difficult. Must be well cooked before consumption.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Orange Oak Bolete
Scientific Name Boletus / Leccinum aurantiacum
Season Start Jul
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 20
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Fox orange/brown but light blue/green where damaged. Starting ovate opening to broadly convex and staying like that until finally flattening out a bit with age, can be slightly downy especially when young. The top edge of the cap overhangs the pores which can help with identification.

Pores

Off white to cream quite tightly packed pores which can bruise grey with a slight pink hue.

Stem

Off white background covered in orange/brown floccules. Usually starts quite bulbous and short but thins out and elongates becoming almost straight with age.

Flesh

White when first cut but turning dark grey with hints of purple after a couple of minutes.

Habitat

Grows with Oaks but can more often be found with Poplar or Aspen and can also be found with Beech and Birch.

Possible Confusion

The Orange Birch Bolete, Leccinum versipellis, pictured, is very similar but only grows with Birch, has a lighter cap colour and has dark brown to black floccules on the stem unlike the orange/brown floccules of the Orange Oak Bolete.

Spore Print

Olivaceous to brown. Ellipsoid to fusiform.

Taste / Smell

A good tasting firm fleshed mushroom. Must be well cooked before consumption.

Frequency

Not overly common.

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