Spruce Bolete

20 Sep

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Leccinum piceinum are starting to arise along with the white matsutakes which I showed earlier tonight.

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This gotta be the easiest of red capped Leccinums to identify since it only grows under conifers and usually in thick moss.

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It also has some loose cuticle material hanging from the cap margin which aids in identifying this one, though there are other red capped Leccinums with similar loose hanging cap edges though they will be growing near birch or poplar trees.

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Spruce Bolete is considered a good edible if you only eat the caps and cook them thoroughly , it also drys well which makes it more flavourful.

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One Response to “Spruce Bolete”

  1. Jay September 21, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    Ha! These Boletes are right up there with stinkhorn mushrooms as a visual (and workable ‘shamanic’) cue!
    Kind wishes, J

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