Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
49.435695° 75.453052° 1010m
Suillus Variegatus. Boletaceae, Agaricales. ((Моховик желто-бурый; Suillus Tomentosus is possible).
Cap: 4-15cm, strongly convex up to slightly convex; rough with more dark 1-3mm spots or scales (shagreen leather like) some slimy in wet weather up to smooth for very old ones; orange-brown or yellowish-brown up to brownish-yellow or orange-yellow. Flesh is yellowish-white up to light yellow; it is gray after boiling. Tubes: attached, sometimes slightly descending, color irregular from ochre-yellow and greenish-yellow (with tiny reddish holes) up to orange-brown for very old unit; bruising is reddish for young and adult and greenish-blue for old ones. Stalk: 4-8cm long, light yellow and orange-yellow with reddish coloring above and weak greenish-blue coloring after cutting or strong bruising; 1.5-3cm thick, young stalk has classic King Bolete shape (most narrow at the top and gradually enlarged down), old one sometimes is knob-shaped at the base.
Habitat: common kind, scattered, sometimes abundant in pine-tree forest with rare birches.
Edibility: good, after boiling it looks as Leccinum scabrum with the same taste.
July – August.
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Created: 2014-08-02 05:55:22 PDT (-0700)
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