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Leccinum versipelle   (Orange Birch Bolete)
Cap 8-20 cm diameter, stem 8-20 cm tall * 1.5-4 cm thick

Leccinum versipelle, also known as Orange Birch Bolete, is a large or massive bolete, that can weigh up to 1.5 kg and has a distinctive orange cap, greyish-yellow pores and a scaly stem. It grows solitary or in small scattered groups on soil specifically under birch trees and on heaths, sometimes together with Leccinum scabrum (the Brown Birch Bolete).

Cap clear orange or red-brown. Round to start with, then oval and finally convex. Grainy or smooth as dry, and sticky when damp. The orange cap skin hangs down over the margin. Pores are circular and small. They are at first whitish, then buff, darkening rust where bruised. Tubes are similarly coloured as the pores, wine-coloured where cut, and depressed. Spores are ocher-brown. Stem black tufts on a grey-white base that gets sparser with age and often thicker at the base. The mushroom has no ring.

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