Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
49.467° 75.466° 640m
Leccinum insigne A.H.S., Thiers, & Wat. Boletaceae, Agaricales. (Aspen Scaber Stalk., Подосиновик)
Cap: 6-18cm convex up to broadly convex; surface is rough as old skin, minor smooth in wet weather; old cap when cool nights is covered with cracks and somewhat scaly; brownish-orange or orange-brown, minor orange-red (the younger the more red color). Odor is fragrant. Flesh is white and the older the softer; after damage it bruising purple up to brownish-gray or light bluish-green (the older the weaker and slower the coloring). Some birds like to peck cap flesh. Tubes: almost attached or almost free because their surface under a cap is sunken up around stalk, color from white up to brownish-white or somewhat yellowish-white. Stalk: 6-18cm long with tiny projections (scabers) with reddish ends or stalk has white shaggy projections; any damage makes young scabers reddish or greenish-gray when old; so, if nothing touch, even grass in wind, stalk color is almost white; 2-4cm thick, enlarged down; old one is some fibrous; after damage it bruising purple up to brownish-gray for young unit, the older the more bluish-green color, especially at the base. Habitat: scattered in small group or big groups under aspen mainly in wet places along edges of this pine-tree forest. The more aspen is the more chance to find this kind. Edibility: tasty.
June – September.
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Created: 2014-06-14 12:13:02 CEST (+0200)
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