Orange Birch Bolete - Leccinum versipelle

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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

    UK Map