Orange Birch Bolete - Leccinum versipelle


Cap 8 to 20 cm, tawny orange, slightly downy at first becoming smooth, dry to very slightly viscid, with the margin overhanging the pores. Stem is white or greyish covered with woolly brownish-black scales.

Identification difficulty

With birch in scrub or open woodland.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasionally recorded in suitable habitats, always under Birch.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map