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

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map