German: Fuchsrotkappe, Kiefernrotkappe
Other Scientific Names: LECCINUM AURANTIACUM VAR. VULPINUM, BOLETUS VULPINUS, XANTHOCHROUS VULPINUS
Leccinum piceinum is an other form of the orange bolete that shares most of its characteristics with the orange birch bolete. The most distinct features are a slightly darker cap and a lighter trunk with light or redish scales. In contrast to its birch affine relative, this mushroom has a symbiotic relationship with pine and also blue berry shrubs.
A close relative to other orange boletes as: Leccinum versipelle, Leccinum vulpinum, Leccinum quercinum and Leccinum aurantiacum. They are all edibel and equal in taste.
Notes for cooking: All mushrooms from the Leccinum family are edible and many are appreciated in kitchens throughout Europe. However, newer studies suggest that they should be cooked/heated for at least 15 minutes or otherwise raw consumption can lead to (severe) digestion problems and nausea.
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