German: Weißer Birkenpilz, Moorbirkenpilz
Other Scientific Names: LECCINUM HOLOPUS, LECCINUM VAR. NUCATUM, LECCINUM SCABRUM VAR. NIVEUM, BOLETUS HOLOPUS, TRACHYPUS SCABER F. HOLOPUS, KROMBHOLZIA HOLOPUS, TRACHYPUS HOLOPUS, KROMBHOLZIELLA HOLOPUS amm…
cap: 4 – 12 cm
months: June – October
characteristic: all parts are white, can have some grey scales on stem
habitat: birch trees
Unlike other birch boletes this species stands out with a total white appearance. It is edible though not considered as tasty as other members of the Leccinum family. This mushroom is very rare in many regions of Europe. However, it can be common in parts of Scandinavia.
Other members of the Leccinum family:
Birch bolete (Leccinum scabrum)
Motted bolete (Leccinum versipelle)
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