German: Verschiedenfarbener Rauhfußröhrling, Vielfärbender Birkenpilz, Blaufärbender Birkenpilz
Other Scientific Names: LECCINUM VARIICOLOR VAR. VARIICOLOR, LECCINUM VARIICOLOR FORMA ATROSTELLATUM, LECCINUM VARIICOLOR VAR. BERTAUXII, KROMBHOLZIELLA VARIICOLOR, BOLETUS VARIICOLOR
This edible mushroom is a close relative to the brown birch bolete. One of the main distinctive features is the strong blue colour of the flesh developed upon pressure or when cut.
Leccinum scabrum (brown birch bolete), Leccinum versipelle (Orange birch bolete) and other species from the Leccinum family.
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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